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Containing the Deluge

Every scientist knows that research generates data, says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe. However, not every researcher deals with the data in the same way. For drug research in particular, it can be difficult to track information for the thousands of compounds being screened for various purposes. "Most larger companies have some sort of proprietary software for the job," Lowe says.

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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.

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