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A New Integrity Chief

David Wright is to be the new head of the Office of Research Integrity at the US Department of Health and Human Services come January, reports ScienceInsider. The office supervises research integrity activities for most of the Public Health Service, including the National Institutes of Health.

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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.