Marcia McNutt, the editor-in-chief of Science, has been selected to stand for election for president of the US National Academy of Sciences. If elected, McNutt would be the first woman to head the more than 150-year-old organization.
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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.