NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank Leerink lowered its rating on Illumina's stock to Market Perform from Outperform, citing uncertainty about the growth potential of the company's next-generation sequencing products in the research market and a "less compelling" risk-reward profile on the company's stock at current levels, Leerink analyst Dan Leonard wrote in a note.

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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.