MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Feb. 6  (GenomeWeb News) - At a conference where scientists willingly forego the start of the annual party to stay late at a session debating the merits of finished versus high-quality draft sequence, there seems to be little concern that the number of vendors has dropped significantly or that overall attendance is down from years past.

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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.