ScribeMedia posted an interview with Esther Dyson where she discusses the rise of the Internet, how the American medical system is broken, and why she joined George Church's Personal Genome Project — she want to draw attention to the value of genetics and get people wondering about the current medical system.

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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.