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Scientific American offers an article on recent research from Ohio State University that may turn out to be a biomarker that could help physicians prescribe the best antipsychotic drug for a patient with a mental illness. The research team found SNPs and other variation in the gene that codes for a receptor for dopamine, which could help explain why patients have long shown very different reactions to antipsychotic drugs.

 

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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.