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In PLoS Genetics this week, researchers in New York, Florida, and Tennessee combined data on 483,399 SNPs from previously reported GWAS on late-onset Alzheimer's disease in order to identify novel genetic association signals. The team observed and replicated a novel statistically-significant association in the MTHFD1L gene, which is involved in the tetrahydrofolate synthesis pathway.

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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.