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In a recent PLoS One paper, researchers at Rice University show that of the 96 scientists who won a Nobel Prize in medicine or chemistry for work related to biomedicine between 1980 and 2010, 78 percent conducted their winning research before the age of 51 — the average age of an NIH principal investigator in 2008. Because of this, the team suggests that "limited access to NIH [funding] might inhibit ...

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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.