NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As if heeding the call of scientists who last week said that the US government, and in particular the National Institutes of Health, should give extra support to early-career investigators and transformative research, the NIH said on Friday that it plans to funnel around $1 billion into those efforts over the next few years.
 

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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.