NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies appearing in Nature Genetics yesterday reported on a number of variants linked to myeloma, including a variant located near a gene involved in telomere function and ones linked to the cohesin complex.

While researchers have previously linked a handful of genes to the disease, these two new studies highlight more genes that may be involved in the blood cancer as well as suggest functions that may go awry during the development of the disease.

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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.

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