UK scientists have found seven new genes associated with prostate cancer, the BBC says.  Publishing a study in Nature Genetics, The Institute of Cancer Research's Rosalind Eeles and colleagues scanned 10,000 men from the UK and Australia in a genome-wide association study to find the risk factors.

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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.