It’s the end of an era in genomics. It passed quietly this month but will certainly be noticed: Elke Jordan, deputy director of NHGRI, retired on July 1. A 30-year fixture at the NIH who guided the Human Genome Project from conception to near-completion and saw up-close the stormy departure of former director James Watson and the recruit of new hero Francis Collins, she gingerly packed up her office over the last several weeks, worried that she might throw away some tidbit about the project that historians are already clamoring for.

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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.