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99 (Cat) Genomes

Leslie Lyons at the University of Missouri and her colleagues plan to sequence the genomes of some 99 cats to better understand feline traits like fur and eye color, but also to get at the root of diseases affecting both cats and people, reports Stephanie Lee at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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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.

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