By Julia Karow

This article was originally published Feb. 23.

Ion Torrent has sequenced the genome of Intel co-founder Gordon Moore using its Personal Genome Machine platform, making Moore's the first human genome sequenced with "post-light" sequencing technology, Ion Torrent CEO Jonathan Rothberg said last week.

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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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