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Kyoto University has fired an investigator for falsifying figures in a 2017 Stem Cell Reports paper, Retraction Watch reports. It adds that Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, who directs the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) where the research took place, was also reprimanded.

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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.