Larry Moran poses a question in the form of a "junk" DNA quiz on his blog, which asks, "How much of our genome could be deleted without having any significant effect on our species?" He's already got a long track of blog replies, and the discussion helps clarify any confusion GTO may have admitted to in the past.

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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.