This Week in Nature

In Nature Biotechnology this week, a team of South Korean scientists presents a study demonstrating DNA-free genome editing in plants using the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. While altering a plant's genome has the potential to improve its resistance to disease and other stressors as well as improving yield, concerns exist around using foreign DNA to genetically modify organisms.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.