Over half of the orders taken for Illumina's MiSeq instrument are for clinical customers and the company is in active discussions with more than a hundred potential customers looking to use the instrument for diagnostics, CEO Jay Flatley said this week during a conference call to discuss the company's first-quarter earnings.

"The clinical market is emerging very rapidly and will be a key story for 2012," he said. "We believe clinical sequencing is nearing an inflection point."

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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.

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