Part of the stimulus package announced by the Japanese government will include $11 billion for science and technology, bringing the total governmental support for science to $57 billion, ScienceInsider reports. Broken down, that means $958 million for infrastructure support, $359 million for developing new medical treatments or drugs, and $2 billion to encourage collaborations between academia and industry.

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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.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.