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It's a big day for the Personal Genome Project volunteers, as Technology Review points out, because for the first time they'll be "granted a glimpse at their genomes ... as part of the first release of data." That data will be submitted to a database that PGP leader George Church hopes "will serve as a public resource for personal-genomics research," the article reports.

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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.