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The BBC has a story about an ongoing study that is "believed to be the largest study yet of genes which cause Alzheimer's disease." Headed up by researchers at Cardiff University, the project was funded by the Wellcome Trust and aims to perform a genome-wide assocation study across DNA samples from 14,000 people in the US and UK, according to the story.

 

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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.