NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released more than 650 genes from an undisclosed number of  flu viruses into Genbank, and it hopes other governments will follow suit, the CDC said yesterday.
 
The data, deposited last week, had previously been available only to a small number of influenza researchers working with the World Health Organization on vaccine development.
 

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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.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

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