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At the same time as they do studies on the human genome, researchers also work on whether cigarette smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, or whether Alzheimer's disease makes older people worse drivers, says the Los Angeles Times' Eryn Brown.

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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.