Many cell cultures that researchers rely on aren't quite what they seem. As Retraction Watch reports, about one in six researchers working with human cells aren't using the right cell lines. In a guest post there, Amanda Capes-Davis, chair of the International Cell Line Authentication Committee, argues that researchers must authenticate their cell lines.

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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.