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In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Michael Wigler et al. report their use of whole-genome amplification and next-gen sequencing on flow-sorted nuclei isolated from polygenomic tumor cells to determine that, "in contrast to gradual models of tumor progression, our data indicate that tumors grow by punctuated clonal expansions with few persistent intermediates."

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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.