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In the early online edition of Nature this week, a study led by Columbia University's Michael Shen found that stem cells can cause prostate cancer. The work discovered a new type of stem cell, castration-resistant Nkx3-1-expressing cells, that line the inner cavity of the prostate gland and cause tumors to grow when the scientists deleted the Pten tumor suppressor gene.

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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.