As many as about 12,000 people with HIV may have had their status accidently disclosed by Aetna last month.

On July 28, the insurer sent letters to its members advising them about a change in pharmacy benefits, but visible through a window on the envelopes were the beneficiaries' names and a change in how they needed to fill their prescriptions for their HIV treatments.

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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.