In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week, a team of US researchers studies the effect of body mass index on the risk of lung cancer for never, current, and former smokers. The team prospectively examined the association between BMI and lung cancer risk in 448,732 men and women, and found that BMI was inversely associated with lung cancer incidence among both men and women.

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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.

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

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