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Investigators at the University of British Columbia this week present in the PNAS Early Edition "a fully integrated microfluidic device capable of performing high-precision RT-qPCR measurements of gene expression from hundreds of single cells per run." The UBC team says its "device executes all steps of single-cell processing, including cell capture, cell lysis, reverse transcription, and quantitative PCR" with higher throughput, increased sensitivity, decreased measurement noise, a

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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.