NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - A multi-center team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute has sequenced the genome of the domestic cat, the groups said today.
 
The first assembly of the genome of Felis catus, performed under the Cat Genome Project, could have “immediate value in many aspects of biology, particularly in discovery of genetic basis of hereditary and infectious diseases,” according to an article published in today’s issue of Genome Research.  

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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.