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The peer review process continues to have problems. In an editorial this week, Science editors discuss steps researchers and their organizations can take to improve the process. This letter from Martin Raff, Alexander Johnson, and Peter Walter suggests ways journal editors and reviewers can make peer review more efficient.

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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.