David Botstein, a seminal figure in the development of microarrays, is packing up his Silicon Valley home and returning to his East Coast roots.

Botstein will head the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University starting next summer. The institute has a mandate to develop novel approaches to the study of biology in a post-genomic era and to derive an understanding of how biological systems organize and integrate complex processes.

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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.