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Blogger Hsien-Hsien Lei has a post over at Eye On DNA about one sticky legal aspect related to genetic testing: parents who are suing doctors for "wrongful birth" when a baby is born with a genetic disease that could have been detected (but wasn't) by testing in utero. She mentions a recent case in Florida in which parents won $21 million in a lawsuit over the misdiagnosis of one child and the failure to genetically test the second child in utero.

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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.