NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canada needs to invest in genomics research and personalized medicine in order to profit from advances in this area, according to an early release commentary article appearing online today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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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.