NEW YORK, March 6 - The University of Washington School of Medicine has created a research center designed to consolidate an array of genomic and proteomic technologies and researchers to study a variety of deadly pathogens.

The Keck Center for Functional, Structural, and Chemical Genomics of Microbial Pathogens will bring together 20 university faculty members "to exploit the full medical potential of existing and forthcoming microbial genome sequences."

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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.