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In PLoS ONE this week, Danish researchers report on their analysis of insertions and deletions in the human genome. The team sifted through published re-sequencing data in the Seattle SNPs and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences databases to find polymorphism patterns in the human genome, comparing these with chimpanzee indels.

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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.