Personalized medicine is gaining ground in the clinic, but when it comes to cancer treatment, it has both advantages and disadvantages, says Scientific American guest blogger Karen Ventii. A personalized approach to cancer can result in better treatment for the patient and a reduced cost for care, but it can also increase cancer cells' potential to develop resistance to treatment.

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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.