The US Food and Drug Administration isn't tracking drugs that are on the market as well it should, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. This, the New York Times adds, raises questions about the agency's effectiveness.

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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.