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In the early, online edition of Genome Research this week, MD Anderson Cancer Center researcher Jean-Pierre Issa and his team found DNA methylation levels shifts at some genes in aging mouse tissues. When they compared DNA methylation profiles at more than 3,600 genes in intestinal tissue from three-month-old and 35-month-old mice, the researchers found 774 genes with more methylation in the older mice and 466 with less methylation.

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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.