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Whole human genome sequences could soon cost as little as $1,000, but Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Gholson Lyon says that "the current biomedical research establishment is entirely unprepared for such a scenario." Here's why: "Researchers often believe that their mission is to uncover new biology and genetics, and that someone else will translate them to the clinical arena," he writes in a post at Project Syndicate.

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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.

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