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Researchers should report all financial interests related to their work to their institution and NIH should lower institutions' disclosure threshold for researchers' external financial interests to $5,000 from $10,000, suggest the Association of American Universities and the Association of American Medical Colleges. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education the two groups sent a joint letter to NIH yesterday outlining ways to increase oversight of conflicts of interest.

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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.