NEW YORK, Jan 5 – Senomyx has licensed Incyte's gene sequence databases to discover genes involved in taste, olfaction, and the detection of pheromones, the companies said Friday.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Senomyx will have access to Incyte's LifeSeq Gold gene sequence database, ZooSeq animal model database, and bioinformatics capabilities.

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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.