Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey is currently enrolling patients in a clinical validation trial of targeted next-generation sequencing-based preimplantation genetic testing to aid in the selection of embryos for transfer as part of in vitro fertilization.

According to Marie Werner, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow at the lab and a primary investigator in the new trial, RMA of NJ currently offers testing using both SNP microarrays and quantitative PCR, as part of what it calls "comprehensive chromosome screening."

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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.