A few thousand patients from the Cleveland Clinic will be the first to have their medical records stored by Google, reports the New York Times. The Cleveland Clinic says it teamed up with Google for this pilot project so that its patients could "easily access and manage their own health information." But critics point out that, as a third-party service, Google is not covered by privacy laws such as HIPAA.

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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.