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Chilean researchers have protested that the genome sequencing study of the Atacama skeleton was unethical, the New York Times reports. It adds that the Chilean government has begun an investigation into whether the remains were illegally exhumed and sent out of the country.

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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.