By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom today said that it has entered into a three-year supply agreement with Illumina for sequencing equipment and consumables.

Sequenom and its subsidiaries will purchase the Illumina products for use in developing its non-invasive trisomy 21 test. In addition, the firms intend to work collaboratively toward the submission of regulatory clearance of an in vitro diagnostic test for detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

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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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