NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Danaher's proposed $4 billion acquisition of Cepheid has cleared antitrust requirements, Cepheid announced today.

Specifically, the firm said antitrust clearances have been received or the required waiting periods have expired in the US, Germany, Austria, and South Africa. 

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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.