NEW YORK, July 11 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has identified more than 40 plants whose genomes will be sequenced as part of its goal to help develop cost-effective cellulose-based ethanol, the DOE said today.

 

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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.