Things to Come

The next few years may see a number of changes to medicine, but Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, is most excited about the prospect of people being able to have their genomes sequenced at a reasonable cost to inform and tailor their medical care, as he tells USA Today's Brian Gallagher.

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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.