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Foldit may not have the nostalgia of Pac-Man, the zazz of World of Warcraft, or the iconic Mario Bros. characters, but its players do help researchers — and those gamers have achieved a new high score. Foldit players have created what researchers at the University of Washington are calling the first ever crowdsourced protein redesign, reports Nature News' Jessica Marshall.

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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.