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Researchers report the genome sequence of Cupriavidus necator JMP134, a β-proteobacterium and pollutant degrader, in PLoS ONE this week. Its genome consists of two chromosomes and two plasmids containing 6,631 protein-coding genes. C. necator JMP134 shows the potential for catabolosim of "almost all" proteinogenic amino acids, the researchers note.

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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.