SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 - GeneMachines has laid off approximately 20 employees, mostly from manufacturing, in an effort to offset a drop in sales and allay costs, a company official told GenomeWeb today.

 

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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.

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