A Bit Here and There

While science funding in the UK is set at £4.6 billion (US$7.6 billion) a year for the next two years, the Nature News Blog reports that UK chancellor George Osborne has "continued his trend of throwing small crumbs of funding to science and technology" while avoiding long-term funding plans.

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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.