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Two Brits and an American were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine today for coming up with the technique to create knockout mice. Mario Capecchi, 70, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Oliver Smithies, 82, a native of Britain now at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Sir Martin J. Evans, 66, of Cardiff University in Wales took home science’s top honor.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

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