NEW YORK, April 18 - GeneSoft Pharmaceuticals said today that it has received another $5.5 million in funding from the US Department of Defense to develop small molecule drugs that target specific DNA sequences in biowarfare agents.

 

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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.