NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Premaitha Health announced last week that it has garnered new customers through its distribution network in several European countries.

In Italy, the firm won a public hospital tender to implement the first public non-invasive prenatal testing program in southern Italy. The hospital will begin to process samples using the Iona test in the second quarter of 2017. A second Italian laboratory has already begun processing small volumes of the Iona test in Rome.

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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.