This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Portugal describe their search for new genes associated with early onset or hereditary prostate cancer risk. The team did targeted sequencing on 94 suspected cancer genes in 121 individuals with prostate cancer, uncovering truncations and/or functionally deleterious mutations in two genes already implicated in prostate cancer and five new candidate genes.

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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.