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For Dr27, the pace of work was the most surprising aspect of becoming a staff scientist. "Since I'm working on various projects at the same time, I do have to plan my time carefully, so I can try to keep everyone satisfied," Dr27 writes at the 1 DegreeBio blog. Working in a structural biology lab, the blogger's primary responsibilities include training staff, collecting data, "keeping the lab in shape, ordering supplies, [and] maintaining the lines of communication ...

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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.