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Connecticut plans to "pony up" $291 million to get its own branch of the Maine-based Jackson Laboratory, reports ScienceInsider's David Malakoff. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the collaboration is part of a plan to turn Farmington, Conn., into a personalized medicine hub.

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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.