There have already been some interesting discussions in PubMed Commons, according to NCBI Insights, a blog from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. In a post, it notes that one week into beta phase, there have been 100 comments made in the forum, the same amount that were made over the whole of the development phase.

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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.