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Pennsylvania State University's Stephan Schuster is devastated, reports Science after his work on sequencing the cacao genome and the Tasmanian devil was upstaged by rivals' announcements. As our Science roundup points out, Schuster says he and his colleagues were waiting until after their work went through peer review to promote it, rather than doing what many call "science by press release." By waiting, Schuster says, "we tried to be a good citizen ...

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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.