Why is there more research done on dog genomes than on cat genomes, The New York Times recently asked.

Dog cancers are sometimes used as models for human cancers, but the Broad Institute's Elinor Karlsson tells the Times that many cat cancers may actually be a better model for human cancers, but there's been very little research into them. 

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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.