MD Anderson Cancer Center's Nicholas Navin started exploring single-cell sequencing as a sort of nights-and-weekend project during his postdoc, the American Association for the Advancement of Science says. Navin has just been awarded the AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award that recognizes promising early career cancer researchers.

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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.