Developing Diversity

The National Institutes of Health wants to expand the diversity of the national biomedical research workforce that it helps to support, and said yesterday it plans to fund three new efforts to try to engage scientists from underrepresented background and prep them for NIH-funded careers.

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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.