In a recent Washington Post Live town hall-style talk with the newspaper's Lenny Bernstein, NIH Director Francis Collins expressed his optimism about a variety of projects the agency is undertaking.
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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.