At $50 million, the 1,000 Genomes Project is a steal, writes blogger Michael White at Adaptive Complexity. Not only will it make large amounts of genome sequence data available up front, the project will delve into more detailed SNP maps -- to more precisely map actual genetic variation to disease -- as well as structural variation, another major disease culprit that the HapMap doesn't cover.

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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.