There have been rumors for at least a couple of years now that the brain trust at Google is working on a better way to index genome sequence data. It's not that we doubt our friends at GenBank - but if history is any indicator, where Google dives in, all previous methods seem inferior (does anyone remember how we lived before Google Maps? Neither do we).

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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.