By Justin Petrone

British molecular diagnostics firm Osmetech last week filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of as much as $40 million.

Osmetech also separately reported that sales for the full-year 2009 rose 81 percent, mostly on the strength of its array-based tests, while net loss narrowed 16 percent year over year.

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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.