Instead of running Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty, PlayStation 3 consoles in Gaurav Khanna's hands at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are put to work to model what happens when black holes collide, the New York Times reports.

By linking these consoles and their processing power together, Khanna has created his own supercomputer, using consoles that cost $250 to $300 retail.

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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.