By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Since premarket studies are not likely to fully answer questions about the safety and effectiveness of genetic tests, those that are sold directly to consumers should be regulated through a system that incorporates risk-stratification and post-market surveillance, according to a new policy opinion proposal published today in Science.

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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.