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In work appearing in this week's issue of Nature, scientists have found even more evidence for a gene in humans linked to language. Already known to be a 'language gene,' the human FOXP2 (forkhead box P2) protein has two amino acids that are different from the chimp version.

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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.