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In early online publication in Nature, Harvard's Bill Hahn is senior author on work that used an RNAi screen to find synthetic lethal partners of oncogenic KRAS -- "gene products that, when inhibited, result in cell death only in the presence of an oncogenic allele." They found that the IkappaB kinase TBK1 was needed in cells with mutant KRAS, and by suppressing this gene they induced apoptosis in human cancer cells that depend on oncogenic KRAS expression.

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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.