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Many assessments for concussion rely on asking the injured person question like what year it is or who the president is, but researchers and companies are looking for ways to easily tease out biomarkers for concussion from blood samples, Wired reports.

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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.