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In Nature this week, a research team from Washington University reports on the results of an analysis of data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Pan-Cancer project, identifying mutations in a range of genes across a number of different cancer types. The scientists looked at single-nucleotide mutations and small indels from 3,281 tumors across 12 tumor types, and found 127 significantly mutated genes involved in cellular processes with both established and emerging links to cancer.

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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.