The next few years are going to see some changes in human genetic studies, writes Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics. The adoption of the Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system by a handful of centers will lead to the cheap sequencing of some 18,000 genomes a year. But that, he adds, serves up its own set of challenges.

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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.