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In an editorial, Nature's team explains the rationale behind asking for independent verification of the primate cloning paper that has already seen lots of media attention. The editorial makes it clear that the decision to obtain second-party verification was based on past problems in the cloning arena, rather than any misgivings about the research team behind the latest paper.

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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.