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Britain's Royal College of Pathologists, as well as other scientific associations, is calling for better regulation of at-home testing kits for disease, including genetic disease. They will be telling members of Parliament that companies offering these tests should deposit the data on the product's efficacy in a database so that their claims can be tested and that an official body should be set up to monitor these products.

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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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