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CNN's Lou Dobbs reports on the effect of immigration on science salaries, and Andre at Biocurious wonders if he's not correct in his thinking. "[Companies] keep wages low by exploiting visa rules, and bringing cheap foreign workers into this country," Dobbs says. The number of foreign postdocs increased by 52 percent since 1996, while the number of postdocs who are US citizens or permanent residents has only grown by 9 percent.

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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.