Now that her four years as a post-doc are up, blogger Professor in Training lists both her professional and personal achievements attained during that time. On the professional side, she not only won some departmental awards, but she also learned a few new techniques and collaborated with high-profile labs. To show that postdocs can have a life outside the lab, she also ran a marathon and hiked the Grand Canyon.

 

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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.