NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Complete Genomics has hired Bill Homan as senior vice president and general counsel. His new role includes corporate governance, securities, legal compliance, litigation management, intellectual property management, and supporting executive compensation activities. Previously, he was senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Varian from 1999 until that firm was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2010.

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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.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.