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In a review in this week's Science Javier DeFelipe at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid writes about the challenges of figuring out the structures of the brain. Determining the connectome can be done at three different levels: at the macroscopic level, at the resolution of a light microscope, and at the level of an electron microscope. Combining each of the levels, he says, can help researchers understand the layout of the brain.

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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.