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Researchers at the Université de la Méditerranée discovered a tiny virus that acts as a parasite of another, much larger virus. Naming it Sputnik, they found that the small virus is able to rapidly proliferate in the virus factory found in amoebae co-infected with APMV4, an even larger version of Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus.

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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.