There are fewer women in academic fields where raw talent is thought to be the main ingredient for success, according to a study appearing in Science this week. Stereotypes associate men with such special talent, and the combination of a field's emphasis on such innate brilliance and that cultural message may dampen women's participation in the field, the researchers say.

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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.