NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Xenomics today said that it has filed a lawsuit in New York State alleging Sequenom committed fraud in representing itself to Xenomics in a licensing deal inked last year.

In October 2008, Xenomics granted Sequenom exclusive global rights to use certain transrenal fetal nucleic acids in maternal urine for non-invasive prenatal diagnostics and analysis.

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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.