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As Hsien-Hsien Lei points out, the Vatican has updated its list of deadly sins; there are now 14 instead of the original seven. According to the UK's Metro, the new sins include: genetic experimentation, tampering with the order of nature, pollution, social injustice, causing poverty, excessive wealth, and drug abuse.

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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.