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A new imaging technology called photo-acoustic tomography is being developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Reuters reports in a video. Using lasers and sound, the researchers are able to create much higher-quality images of body parts than they currently can. "It's actually a way of using sound to detect optical features," researcher Lihong Wong tells Reuters. "Instead of looking at optical structures, we're listening to optical structures.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.