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The current issue of MIT’s Technology Review lists what it deems the “50 most innovative companies in the world.” Included among the top public biomedical companies are Alnylam, Illumina, and Nanosphere. Tech Review calls Illumina the “the fastest-growing genomics company.” On the top private biomedical companies list are Complete Genomics, Fluidigm, and Pacific Biosciences.

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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.