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Hoping to expand its genomics turf to include a drug bent, Lexicon Genetics names the former director of biotechnology licensing at Bristol- Myers Squibb’s Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Stephen McAndrew, to the position of vice president of pharmaceutical business development.

 

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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.