This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital report data indicating that genetic variants involved in autism are also involved in a range of social and behavioral traits. The team analyzed data from several genome-wide association studies of autism and population-based resources, and found that up to 25 percent of common variants linked to autism also contribute to typical social behavior and communication.

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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.