Chips aren't just for computers anymore, The Scientist says. Investigators are using organs modeled on small chip-like devices to research disease and test drugs. Some are even hoping these tools could eventually replace animal models.

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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.