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'Stuck in the Past'

The underrepresentation of women in science may mean that discrimination against female researchers is "institutional," says the Guardian's Alice Bell. A new study published in PNAS suggests science is "stuck in the past" when it comes to women and is focusing on the wrong issues in order to get past the problem, she adds.

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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.