The satirical journal Annals of Improbable Research has named the winners of the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes, honoring "silly" research "that first makes you laugh, and then makes you think," Gizmodo 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.