Circulating cell-free DNA originating from malignant tumors appears to have shorter fragment lengths than other cell-free DNA in the blood, according to a study in PLOS Genetics by a team from the University of Utah and elsewhere.
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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.