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The Single Cell Genomics Center, part of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will relocate from its current space to the East Boothbay, Me., campus that will eventually house all of the laboratory's operations.

The firm opened two new offices: an Americas headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., and a Government Sector Branch in Germantown, Md.

The institute would occupy a commercial development now under review by city officials. The Broad now occupies space in three buildings, and later this month will move into a fourth.

BGI will recruit between 20 and 50 people during the first year of the Copenhagen HQ — to be called BGI Europe — then establish a sequencing platform allowing for the additional hiring of between 50 and 100 people.


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.