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When researchers talk about personal genomics, they likely aren't talking about this: A team at Northwestern University analyzed the genome sequence of 14 gonorrhea samples and found a human fragment of DNA in three of the isolates, reports New Scientist's Jessica Hamzelou.

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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.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

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

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.