By Uduak Grace Thomas

A team of scientists from the Genome Institute of Singapore and the University of Maryland have devised a computational method to pinpoint genetic shifts in the composition of the influenza virus that could potentially give rise to more deadly strains of the bug.

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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.