A collaboration between Gene Logic and the US Food and Drug Administration designed to standardize certain gene-expression data has fallen behind schedule, but the project’s lead investigator at the FDA said the agency is still committed to the effort, Pharmacogenomics Reporter has learned.

The delay, which has set the research back at least several months, likely means that drug makers eager for FDA guidance about standardized ways to submit toxicogenomic data — a linchpin of pharmacogenomics research — will have to wait a little longer.

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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.

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