Some 3,200 US adults quizzed by the Pew Research Center on a range of scientific topics got an average of eight out of 12 questions correct, the New York Times reports. (You can take the quiz yourself here.)

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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.