NEW YORK, April 20 (GenomeWeb News) - UBS today upgraded its assessment of Bruker BioSciences to "Buy" from "Neutral," two days after Bruker announced plans to purchase privately held Bruker Optics.

As GenomeWeb News reported on Tuesday, Bruker said it plans to pay $135 million for Bruker Optics, which makes molecular spectroscopy platforms, the companies said this week.

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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.