This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a team led by scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center reports the discovery of a gene involved in most childhood solid tumors, including lethal rhabdoid tumors. Using assembly-based whole-genome DNA sequencing, the scientists identified the gene piggyBac transposable element derived 5, or PGBD5, as encoding an active DNA transposase expressed in these kinds of tumors.

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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.