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The advent of a deadly, drug-resistant bacteria originating in India — NDM-1 — has had researchers in a frenzy, trying to figure out a way to treat a bug that resists all known antibiotics. So far, three cases of NDM-1 have been identified in the US.

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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.