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Shine, a Yahoo! blog, chats with Rebecca Nagy, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, about the criteria women should use to determine whether they should be tested for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer.

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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.