Genome Reference Consortium

A year ago, Church and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Genome Center at Washington University St. Louis, and the European Bioinformatics Institute founded the Genome Reference Consortium, which aims to improve the representation of and to complete the human reference genome. In Sequence spoke with Church recently to get an update on the project.

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.