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The top salary that can be paid out of new National Institutes of Health grants is now capped at $179,700, or a 10 percent reduction from the previous high, reports the Nature News Blog. NIH issued a notice on the matter on Friday, saying that the effective date was December 23, 2011, and the cap would apply to new and continuing awards made from that date on.

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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.