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Bedbugs — even reading about them tends to make people itch, and it seems like they are everywhere. While most people are focused on getting rid of them, some researchers are asking how they spread in the first place. Answering this question, says Scientific American's Katherine Harmon, may lead to ways of controlling how they spread.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.