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This article from the Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts General Hospital will begin to routinely perform genetic screens on "nearly all new patients' tumors, a novel strategy designed to customize treatment." Oncologists will be looking at 110 genetic variants on 13 cancer genes in these patients to help determine the best course of treatment. "Mass.

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People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

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.

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.