In the advance access edition of Nucleic Acids Research, National Institutes of Health researchers summarize findings from genomic studies on archaea and bacteria, focusing in particular on defense strategies uncovered in the prokaryotic microbes via comparative genomics.

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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.

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