An imported blight swept through American chestnut trees in the early 1900s, decimating the population. But with the help of genomic engineering, researchers are hoping to bring the towering tree back, NPR's Salt blog reports.

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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.