This article, originally published April 19, has been updated from a previous version to include comments from an Abbott spokesperson.

Biofortuna said today that it has inked an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement with Abbott related to freeze-dried PCR kits for human leukocyte antigen genotyping applications in the transplantation market.

Under the agreement, Biofortuna will design, develop, and manufacture a range of freeze-dried HLA-typing kits with the brand name SSPGo for Abbott's molecular diagnostics business.

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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.