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Whatever happened to the good old days, four or five years ago, when direct-to-consumer genomics was the hot new thing?

Remember 2008, Donna Dickenson writes in New Scientist, when the New Yorker magazine was writing about 'spit parties' and 23andMe's service was named Invention of the Year by Time magazine? Where is that industry now, after so much promise and hype-heavy press?

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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.