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In Nature early online this week, scientists used an RNAi screen in Drosophila to study the Notch signaling pathway during external sensory organ development. Their work identified six new genes involved in asymmetric cell division and 23 novel genes regulating the Notch pathway. Bioinformatic analysis allowed them to construct an interaction network map for Notch signaling and asymmetric cell division.

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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.