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The Wall Street Journal has an article about using genomics to develop vaccines -- something that Novartis in particular has been developing. A vaccine for a certain form of meningitis, for instance, is showing promise in clinical trials and "Novartis plans to move [it] into a much-larger test involving thousands of children next year, says Rino Rappuoli, an Italian scientist who heads Novartis's vaccine research," according to the article.

 

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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.