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A paper in Genome Biology with senior author Mark Gerstein looks at current names and naming protocols for genes and offers an organization system for "strange and notable gene names," the authors write. "We hope this analysis provides clues to better steer gene naming in the future." Michael Seringhaus and Philip Cayting are co-authors.

 

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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.