This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers present new insights into the bread wheat genome. In one of four reports, a team from the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) report bread wheat’s draft gene sequence, which was generated using chromosome-based shotgun sequencing and assembling each chromosome arm of a cultivated wheat variety called Chinese Spring.

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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.