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In an early online publication, James Thomson has derived human iPS cells using non-integrating episomal vectors. After removing the episome, his team was able to derive iPS cells that were free of vector and transgene sequences and that were similar to human embryonic stem cells.

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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.