Dr. Isis notes, with some nervousness, that she has had an unanticipated, enormous response to participate in her clinical trial and wonders if the current economic climate is contributing to the interest in her project. Zuska adds that she wouldn't be surprised if that were the reason.
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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.