DxS has launched a single-tube genotyping assay in its Scorpions fluorescent-detection technology line for the drug-metabolism gene UGT 1A1*28, the company said last week. The test can deliver results "within 30 minutes" and can be used with both real-time or end-point analysis, the company said.

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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.