NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Due to the growth and advancement of genetic testing, greater coordination between federal agencies and enhanced partnership between private industry and the government is needed to avoid the potential harm such tests could cause and to clarify federal regulations for test-makers, a government committee said in a draft report this week.
 

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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.