By Julia Karow

This article, originally published Oct. 29, has been updated with additional information and comments.

A Norwegian consortium of researchers, in collaboration with Roche's 454 Life Sciences, has completed a high-quality annotated draft genome of the Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, using a shotgun sequencing strategy that relied exclusively on sequence data generated on 454's GS FLX Titanium platform.

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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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