Scientific Glory

Swiss academic Bruno Lemaitre says science is becoming more narcissistic, the Guardian reports.

Lemaitre laments the increasing importance of publishing in top journals, having a high media profile, and professional rivalries. "Many great scientists are narcissists. It's a bit sad, but it's a fact," he says.

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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.