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NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (GenomeWeb News) - Merck may eventually own up to 19.9 percent of Genaissance as a  result of a license agreement between the companies in which Genaissance will use its haplotyping technology to develop a Merck antidepressant, said Genaissance CEO Kevin Rakin yesterday in a conference call. 

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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.