This post has been updated from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that Ryan White's house had been burned down.

Mike the Mad Biologist offers his take on a story that broke last week about a California school that ordered an 11-year-old boy with mutations in the cystic fibrosis gene to be moved to another district for fear that he is a health risk to other students, even though he is asymptomatic for the non-contagious disease.

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

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.