By Justin Petrone

GenMark Diagnostics this week reported revenue growth of 162 percent for its first quarter since going public in the US.

The company, which was based in London and known as Osmetech before going public in the US at the end of May, also announced that it is seeking a new CEO. Jon Faiz Kayyem, who previously served in that role, is now chief scientific officer. Christopher Gleeson, chairman of the firm, will serve as CEO on an interim basis.

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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.

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