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The biggest obstacle to getting his company’s microarrays into the clinical diagnostic realm is getting people to believe, said Gordon Janko, chief executive officer of Biocept.

“The array market itself has not really, in regards to clinical diagnostic[s], attained the precision and accuracy that is needed,” Janko told BioArray News. In this market, “you have to have sensitivity and specificity of in [the realm of] 99.5 percent.”

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.