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Testing a lung tumor's genome for alterations is helping patients get treatments matched to their disease, US News & World Report says.

About 60 percent of lung adenocarcinomas harbor specific gene mutations that may be key drivers of disease, it says, adding that by targeting these changes, clinicians may be better able to treat the disease.

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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.