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In the current issue of Cell, Roger Greenberg and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine report that "ATM-dependent chromatin changes silence transcription in cis to DNA double-strand breaks." Using a "novel reporter that allows for visualization of repair protein recruitment and local transcription in single cells," the team found that

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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.