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The Genographic Project has just published a paper in the American Journal of Human Genetics where researchers used mitochondrial DNA of more than 600 living Africans to show the how genetic diversity played out in Africa before people left the continent some 65,000 years ago. According to this article in The Economist, they found that two major lines emerged around 200,000 years ago, and for much of its history, the species was divided into

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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.