Technology Review covers a "nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of as many as 25 different microorganisms simultaneously and within minutes." The device, developed with carbon nanofibers by scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center, has been licensed to a company that specializes in monitoring biohazards.

 

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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.