This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by Oxford University researchers reports on the genetic basis for the link between birth weight and adult disease. By combining genome-wide association data for birth weight from more than 150,000 individuals of multiple ancestries from 37 studies, the investigators found 60 genomic regions where fetal genotype was associated with birth weight.

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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.