A Few Snags

An Australian research project evaluating the use of personalized medicine for the treatment of pancreatic cancer patients has run into a number of snarls, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The doctors have not yet been able to treat a single patient, the paper adds, as delays mount.

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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.