NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nine teams of Canadian and Japanese scientists will use C$21.8 (US $20.8 million) in new funding to study how gene expression caused by environmental factors can impact human health.

Six of the research efforts will be run by Canadian teams, and three of the projects will include partners in Japan, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research said today.

The studies are being funded for five years by the Canadian Government, Genome BC, Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS), and the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

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