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An article looks at how state stem cell funding in California will pan out as the CIRM is about to start doling out major awards for building renovations at state campuses and newly created institutions like the San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. "The consortium is an example of how California's philanthropists have become heavily involved in shaping the agency — and how scientists, in turn, have tapped into the state's private wealth," says a news feature.

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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.