This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from the US, Sweden, and Denmark describe genetic and other host factors influencing susceptibility to necrotizing soft tissue infections caused by invasive group A Streptococcus in mice. The team used a forward systems genetics approach to screen recombinant inbred mouse strains with varying susceptibility to group A Streptococcus infection.

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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.