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Johnson and Johnson executives discussed the company's plan to cut 6 to 7 percent of its workforce and Jacob Goldstein at the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog blogged it live. The cuts, once all in place, are estimated to save the company $1.4 to $1.7 billion a year.

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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.