NEW YORK, May 22 - A US Senate committee yesterday approved legislation that would prohibit insurance companies and employers from discriminating against people based on their genetic information, according to a news report.
 
The bill, which has bipartisan support, may encourage more people to undergo genetic and molecular-diagnostic testing.

 

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Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

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