Solexa Limited has completed its previously announced merger with Lynx Therapeutics, and will follow the deal with the release of a multi-faceted gene-analysis platform later this year, the new company announced this week.

The new entity, to be called Solexa, said that it had incorporated itself in the US as Solexa, Inc., and that Solexa Ltd. has become its wholly owned UK subsidiary. The company received approval for listing on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market and began trading March 7 under the ticker symbol SLXA.

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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.