Eugenie Scott, the founding CEO of the National Center for Science Education, will be leaving that post at the end of the year, ScienceInsider reports. NCSE defends the teaching of evolution and climate change in science classrooms in the US.

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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.