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In PNAS this week, University of Oxford researchers present their replication and segregation of an Escherichia coli chromosome with two replication origins. The team constructed E. coli cells with two wild-type origins separated by one megabase. "Productive bidirectional replication initiated synchronously at both spatially separate origins.

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A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

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.