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The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce will be investigating accusations made by eight FDA scientists against the agency, reports the New York Times. The scientists say that managers at the agency have "corrupted the scientific review of medical devices" and have had devices approved when the data is ambiguous.

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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.