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In this week's PNAS Early Edition, researchers led by Pradeep Singh at the University of Washington write that sampling procedures can affect the accuracy of microbiome studies. They compared lung, throat, and sputum samples taken from patients with cystic fibrosis undergoing lung transplants.

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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.