NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health expects to spend as much as $31.7 million to support a genomics consortium in Africa, specifically by funding research projects, enhancing the continent's 'omics talent pool, building up its science infrastructure, and connecting studies and data through an international research network.

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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.