Normally we don't link back to items more than a week old, but GTO missed the boat on this column in the last issue of Newsweek and it's worth a read. Sharon Begley writes about the challenges of translational research -- starting with the difficulty in getting grant funding compared to basic research projects.

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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.