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John Lechleiter has been named the new CEO of Eli Lilly, reports the Wall Street Journal, and Derek Lowe thinks that's unusual (but still cool) because Lechleiter's a researcher who worked his way up from the bench to management. Lowe ponders why that doesn't happen more often in pharma. One reason is that a lot of scientists don't want to be managers.

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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.