NEW YORK, Feb. 6 - Applera CEO Tony White is looking for a "superior leader" with management skills, not a scientist-entrepreneur, to replace Craig Venter at the helm of Celera, White said following a talk he gave here on Wednesday at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

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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.