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The Wall Street Journal reports on research out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center from scientists trying to develop a "'swish-and-spit' test" for head and neck cancers. The test would be geared toward high-risk people and would examine cells in the saliva to look for the genetic signature of cancer.

 

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An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.