The September 7 BioArray News story, “RNA Amplification Using T7 Method Gains Popularity as Commercial Version is Introduced,” included a factual error.

The story stated that the RiboAmp protocol, a linear amplification method being marketed by Arcturus, of Mountain View, Calif., is based on the same premise as the Eberwine protocol.

“The RiboAmp process is distinctly different from any of the published Eberwine protocols, and is based on a patent-pending linear amplification method developed at Arcturus,” said Rajiv Raja, a scientist at Arcturus.

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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.