There was no shortage of conversations in James Carrington’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing when it came to next-generation sequencers. Director of the center at Oregon State University, Carrington says the process of considering whether to wait, keep outsourcing to a service facility, or buy a next-gen sequencer for the center’s core lab was a painstaking one.

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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.