This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from France, the US, and the Netherlands report on findings from a sequencing study of the algae-infecting virus PgV-16T — the most massive DNA virus found in eukaryotes so far. Using sequence reads from PgV-16T grown in the phytoplankton species Phaeocystis globosa, the group pieced together a nearly 460,000 base genome assembly de novo.

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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.