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Bioinformaticists at Peking University in Beijing published a paper in PLoS Computational Biology that linked 396 common genes to drug addiction, reports a news story. The pathways they focused on were those for addiction to cocaine, opiates, alcohol, and nicotine.

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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.