FlexGen of the Netherlands said last week that China's BGI and Leiden University Medical Center will use its target enrichment technology to validate variants for the Genome of the Netherlands, or GoNL, project.

The researchers will use the platform to validate a set of variants found in trio samples from the GoNL project. Launched in 2010, the project aims to sequence the genomes of about 250 Dutch parent-child trios. The sequencing is performed at BGI's Hong Kong facility.

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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.

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