Over at evolgen, the blogger who goes by RPM links to a video interview with Michael Ashburner hosted by BioMed Central. In the interview, Ashburner is "espousing the virtues of open access," writes RPM, noting that the highly regarded scientist "also walks the walk, proclaiming that he will not publish in non-open access journal, nor review articles for non-open access journals."

 

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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.