It's Rare Disease Day today, so to mark the day, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a column in The Times to impart some lessons he has learned from having a child diagnosed with a rare disease.

Cameron's oldest son, Ivan, was born with a neurological disease called Ohtahara syndrome. Epilepsy affects 1 in every 200 children. Of those, just 1 in 500 are affected by Ohtahara, Cameron says.

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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.

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