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An international team led by investigators at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology reports on its sequencing and assembly of the bonobo genome, which it compared with the chimpanzee and human genomes to study their evolutionary relationships.

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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.