By Turna Ray

The US Food and Drug Administration is planning to respond to a meta-analysis published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association that raised questions about whether the agency had prematurely updated the label of the anti-platelet drug Plavix with genetic testing information.

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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.