Clyde Hutchinson's biology career started with a job as an undergraduate in a biophysics lab, The Scientist writes. He'd started at Yale University with an intention to major in physics, but switched to biology as he pursued a PhD at Caltech because of that undergrad job in Harold Morowitz's lab.

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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.