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KerryAnn O'Meara and Corbin Campbell say that the presence or absence of role models, the culture of an institution or department, and how much professional capital professors think they have stored up affect whether or not they take advantage of family-friendly policies. "Where they are and where they want to be—that's influencing them as they think about whether they can take parental leave or leave at 5," O'Meara says to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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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.