Russell Wolfinger, director of scientific discovery and genomics at SAS Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. Wolfinger is one of 59 new ASA fellows who will be honored at a ceremony on July 31 at the association’s 167th annual Joint Statistical Meeting in Salt Lake City.
 
ASA fellows are recognized for their “outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science,” according to an ASA statement.
 

 

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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.