NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – For the past eight years Menon Biosensors has operated in near secrecy developing a technology with US government backing to detect some of the world's deadliest biothreat pathogens.

Now, the San Diego-based firm is preparing to use that same technology to change the healthcare market.

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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.