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A Rutgers University cancer researcher tells ScienceInsider she was fired, not for how she handled lab mice, but for questioning the authorship of a paper submitted to Nature.

The researcher, Xiaoqi Xie, tells ScienceInsider she studied mice engineered to lack autophagy to find that, when they were given melanoma, their tumors grew more slowly and, based on this, proposed a new research direction.

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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.