Recommended by: George Church, Harvard University

Madeleine Price Ball is a perfect fit for George Church's Personal Genome Project. Passionate about data sharing and making data freely available, she has edited many a Wikipedia entry, including the "Genetics" page and has even created a few articles of her own, such as the "Stop codon" entry.

"For the scientific method to succeed, it's important to have data that is shared publicly," she says. "I'm troubled by the phenomenon of data being locked up."

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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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