NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Already comfortably among leaders of the pack of US states in its biomedical research culture, Maryland plans to put the pedal down with a $1.1 billion, decade-long initiative focused on luring and nourishing biotech companies within its borders, State Governor Martin O’Malley said 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.