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Face for the Suspect

Police in Newport Beach, California, have used DNA left behind at a crime scene 45 years ago to reconstruct what the suspect might have looked like, UPI reports.

Eleven-year-old Linda O'Keefe went missing on July 6, 1973 and was found dead the next day, it adds, noting that at the time, witnesses reported seeing Linda speak with someone in a turquoise van, but that her killer was not found.

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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.

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