NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Leerink Swann today upgraded Illumina to an Outperform rating, saying the demand for its HiSeq next-generation sequencing platform has normalized, while interest among researchers in sequencing has remained high.

Separately, the investment firm revised estimates for Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Affymetrix, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bruker, and Waters.

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

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.