This Week in Nature

In a letter to Nature published online in advance this week, a large international research team shows that "hundreds of variants clustered in genomic loci and biological pathways affect human height." In a study of 183, 727 individuals, the team identified variants in at least 180 loci "enriched for genes that ... underlie skeletal growth defects that influence," and this influence human height.

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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.