NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome British Columbia and Genomics England today announced a memorandum of understanding for an initiative to improve the ability to diagnose patients with cancer and rare and infectious diseases and to better their outcomes.

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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.

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