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In PLoS Genetics this week, an international team reports their discovery of a SNP within the ACACB gene that is associated with proteinuria in patients with type 2 diabetes. The paper represents research from nine independent studies — four from Japan, one from Singapore, one from Korea, and two from Europe ― of patients with type 2 diabetes, which all confer to suggest that ACACB is a strong candidate for determining susceptibility to proteinuria.

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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.