This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from biotech firm Cellular Research report on a new technique for reconstructing gene expression in thousands of cells individually, all without the need for robotics or automation. By loading plastic beads with cell- and molecular-barcoding capture probes, the researchers were able to uniquely label transcripts and reconstruct the digital gene expression profile of thousands of individual cells in a single experiment.

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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.