Author and New York Times Magazine contributing editor Jack Hitt has written a book called Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character, in which he talks about how important garage tinkerers and weekend innovators are in America, and how much they contributed to all facets of society.

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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.