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In Science Advances this week, a team of US and Chinese collaborators publish a study shedding light on the transcriptional regulation of the inflammasome NLRP3, which is hyperactivated in a number of inflammatory syndromes including multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular disorders. They show that the B7 family-related protein VSIG4 suppresses the expression of NLRP3, as well as interleukin 1-beta, in macrophages during the inflammatory response in vitro and in vivo.

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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.