The US Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday charged Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, and Ramesh Balwani, its former president, with fraud, as 360Dx reports. The SEC alleges that Holmes and Balwani raised more than $700 million from investors by exaggerating or lying about the capabilities of the company's technology.

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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.