NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health announced that it has earmarked more than $96 million over the next six years to fund various research centers that will support its Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC), a program launched this summer that aims to identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity. 

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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.

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