By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – Speaking at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference here today, Life Technologies Chairman and CEO Greg Lucier provided further comments on the firm's launch of the Ion Proton Sequencer, a new instrument designed to sequence an entire human genome in a day for $1,000.

The new benchtop sequencer is priced at $149,000 and is the next generation of its Ion Personal Genome Machine.

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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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