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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law the Rapid DNA act, legislation that broadens the ability of law enforcement to use rapid DNA analysis technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

The legislation "represents a bipartisan effort four years in the making," Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who sponsored the bill, said in a statement. "It empowers our local law enforcement officers … to protect our communities and keep criminals off the streets."

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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.

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