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Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Susan Collins (R-Me.) have introduced a bill aimed at supporting new scientific investigators.

In an op-ed at the Huffington Post, Baldwin notes that the average age of researchers receiving their first grant from the National Institutes of Health has climbed to 42-years from 36-years old in 1980, and they spend longer and longer lengths of time in training.

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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.