To Be Precise

Medical institutions across the US are investing in large centers, new technology, and more experts to bring precision medicine — the new personalized medicine — to the clinic, especially to cancer patients, the New York Times reports. While the expectation is that, eventually, every patient will undergo genomic sequencing, "even optimists warn that medicine is a long way from deriving useful information from routine sequencing," the Times says.

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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.