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A lack of investment in science is holding Africa back as it leads African researchers to leave the continent, Thierry Zomahoun, chairperson and founder of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) says. He adds that Africa loses $4 billion a year by outsourcing such jobs, Reuters reports.

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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.