Victoria Aranda at Bitesize Bio makes a list of what you should do before running headlong into a project. First of all, she advises, "Never. Rush. The beginning. Ever." Take your time and really think about the project, especially considering the time commitment and techniques you will need.

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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.