NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to commit at least $80 million in 2010 to fund researchers conducting "bold and highly innovative" biomedical science that could have important impacts on a wide range of issues.

Funded through the NIH Roadmap Initiative, the NIH Directors New Innovator Award program will grant around 33 awards in fiscal 2010, with each eligible for up to $300,000 per year for up to five years.

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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.