A study to be presented in Toronto this June at the International Conference on Electronic Publishing measures the prevalence of open-access publishing. The study’s authors estimated that 4.6 percent of all papers published in 2006 were accessible in primary open-access journals, and an additional 3.5 percent were available after embargo.

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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.