NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A form of bile duct cancer associated with liver fluke infection appears to share some mutation patterns with a pancreatic cancer called pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a new study suggests.

An international team led by investigators in Singapore and Thailand did whole-exome sequencing on tumor-normal samples from eight individuals with the bile duct cancer cholangiocarcinoma, or CCA, that were related to infection by the Southeast Asian liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini.

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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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