NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The group of moderate senators who on Friday night agreed to cut the economic recovery package spending down from over $900 billion to $780 billion did not remove any of the proposed $10 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health and some other bioscience and medical research.

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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.