This article was originally posted on July 30.

454 Life Sciencs and Roche NimbleGen said last week that they are collaborating with Eli Lilly and SeqWright to study several psychiatric diseases by selective genome sequencing.

The goal of the project is to identify genetic variants that are potentially associated with a number of unspecified psychiatric illnesses.

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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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