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By developing iPS cells from cells isolated from an autistic boy's baby teeth and turning them into neurons, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, were able to home in on a potential genetic cause of his condition, Wired reports.

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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.