This Week in Cell

A Harvard University and Broad Institute-led team tapped genome sequence data generated through the 1000 Genomes Project in its search for variants involved in recent human adaptations. As they write in Cell, the researchers used a genome-wide version of their "composite of multiple signals," or CMS method to help find regions of the genome suspected of being subject to selection. From there, they fine mapped more than 400 candidate regions, uncovering potential causal SNPs in recent human adaptation.

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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.