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In DNA sequencing, many genes are actually predicted by algorithms but never functionally confirmed. Results from two studies "suggest there's a considerable rate of error creeping into experiments that rely on the gene sequences that are predicted by current algorithms," says a post at Ars Technica.

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An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.