NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute this week announced that it intends to fund multiple research projects related to the development and management of informatics technologies for cancer research.

Among the specific technologies of interest to the agency are ones related to data acquisition and analysis, modeling and simulation, and those that can improve upon existing informatics tools and resources.

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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.

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