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To get a look at what their rivals are doing, some researchers are turning to Freedom of Information Act requests, Buzzfeed News reports.

Some 30 percent of FOIA requests for copies of National Institute of Health grant proposals come from other academic institutions, while about half of requests for copies of National Science Foundation requests are from other research institutions, it 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.