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In PLOS Genetics, investigators at the University of Bern and elsewhere describe a splice variant of the muskelin 1 gene MKLN1 that contributes to a deadly autosomal recessive skin, immune, and growth condition called lethal acrodermatitis (LAD) in Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier dogs.

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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.