NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics officials said this week that they would likely use between $150 million and $200 million of the firm’s cash on hand to fund its pharma business, which it intends to spin off next year.
 

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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.