Genome Reference Consortium

A year ago, Church and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Genome Center at Washington University St. Louis, and the European Bioinformatics Institute founded the Genome Reference Consortium, which aims to improve the representation of and to complete the human reference genome. In Sequence spoke with Church recently to get an update on the project.

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.