NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Helicos shuffled some executives this week, with company co-founder and CEO Stanley Lapidus taking on the job of chairman from Noubar Afeyan and Stephen Lombardi moving up to the role of president while retaining his job as COO. Afeyan was named lead independent director on the company’s board. 
 

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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.