NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The White House plans to ask Congress for an extra $275 million to help give the US Food and Drug Administration the tools, talent, science, and infrastructure it needs to keep up with biomedical advances, Department of Health and Human Services Director Michael Leavitt said yesterday.
 

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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.