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In the wake of its $1.6 billion acquisition of Digene, Qiagen CEO Peer Schatz said this week that the firm is working on a next-generation human papillomavirus molecular test to complement the one it already sells as well as an HPV test developed specifically for emerging markets.
 

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

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.