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By searching through eukaryotic genome sequences for proteins with conservation or divergence patterns similar to those of known small RNA proteins, Harvard University's Gary Ruvkun and his colleagues were able to uncover new small RNA pathway proteins involved in silencing, as they report in an article published online in Nature this week.

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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.