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The Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar has always been on the move, Stat News reports. As a child, Farrar's family bounced around from Singapore to Cyprus, New Zealand, and Libya, among others, and now as the head of the Wellcome Trust, he can be found anywhere from Geneva to India or Malawi to Saudi Arabia.

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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.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.