Cynvenio Biosystems said this week that it expects to gain CLIA certification in the next few weeks for its circulating tumor cell technology. The company then plans to clinically validate its CTC sequencing service and a number of targeted PCR assays for isolated CTCs, which the company already offers in the research setting.

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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.