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By the time Marco Marra was finishing his PhD in Vancouver, he “had become intrigued — or maybe consumed — with the notion that genomics was revolutionary and important,” he recalls. Going into genomics for his postdoc work seemed natural.

The problem? Canada didn’t fund genomics until February of 2000. “That’s one of the reasons Canadians who’ve been interested in genomics had to leave,” Marra says. “The best and the brightest were elsewhere.”

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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.