NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Battelle has released software called ExactID that it claims is the first commercially available product to provide forensics laboratories with the exploratory capabilities that they will need to analyze next-generation sequence data when the technology becomes the normative tool for extracting information from biological clues in criminal investigations.

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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.