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A pair of researchers from the University of Chicago has found that genetic drift plays a key role in the genetic diversity of a population of pathogens. As they report in PLOS Biology this week, the duo developed a mathematical model of the behavior of baculoviruses that infect gypsy moths.

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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.