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Researchers in China report in PNAS this week their method for "constructing ultrahigh-density linkage maps composed of high-quality SNPs based on low-coverage sequences of recombinant inbred lines." The team's first step was to elucidate high-quality SNPs and perform a Bayesian inference in order to genotype the lines in the mapping populations using the SNPs, assisted by a hidden Markov model.

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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.