NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study is highlighting contributions that hybridization has made to adaptive traits in South American butterflies.

Members of the Heliconius Genome Consortium sequenced the draft genome of the Postman butterfly, Heliconius melpomene, comparing sequences in the genome with those from related butterfly species such as H. timareta and H. elevatus and other insects.

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A bioethicist argues for the responsible use of germline gene editing.

Some breweries are using DNA-based testing to determine whether unwanted bacteria are affecting their beers, The Verge reports.

Standardized N-of-1 trials will be needed to test out personalized medicines, writes Nicholas Schork from the J. Craig Venter Institute at Nature.