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In March 1937, Hans Krebs and his colleague conducted an experiment observing the metabolic rate decline of the minced breast of a freshly killed pigeon suspended in solution. According to an article in The Scientist, by adding a salt of citric acid, they found they could keep the tissue "alive" for three times as long, and additional experiments showed the cyclical nature of the pathway which regenerates citric acid with each cycle and releases ATP.

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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.