BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 11 - Massive shifts in federal research priorities brought on by the war on terrorism could delay the completion of the proposed haplotype map upon which many genomics companies are hedging their bets, according to government scientific officials and advisors.

 

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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.