This article has been clarified to emphasize the members of the intitiative who coordinated the effort.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research group has published a draft genome of a Lovell peach variety of Prunus persica, researchers involved in the project said today.

The International Peach Genome Initiative (IPGI) has released online a high-quality draft with assembled scaffolds covering nearly 99 percent of the peach genome, the researchers said.

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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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