This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators in Saudi Arabia and the US present results from a genome sequencing study of the sea anemone Aiptasia, which is expected to serve as a model organism for understanding the symbiotic relationships that make up coral reefs.

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

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.