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In Nature Biotechnology this week, a team from Cornell University provided details of a new clinical cancer genomic profiling test. The researchers used massively parallel DNA sequencing to characterize base substitutions, short insertions and deletions, copy number alterations, and selected fusions across 287 cancer-related genes from routine formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded clinical specimens.

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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.