The film "Creation", that portrays Charles Darwin's life, opened the Toronto Film Festival last week. At his blog, Roger Ebert says "it is primarily about his domestic life, centering on Down House, Bromley, where he and his wife Emma lived from 1842 until his death in 1882." Ebert notes that during the screening that many viewers walked out, but that he does not know why.

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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.