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In this week's Nature, an international research team presents a genetic atlas of the human plasma proteome, revealing 1,927 genetic associations with 1,478 proteins that could prove useful in treating a range of disorders. The scientists show that protein quantitative trait loci overlap with gene expression quantitative trait loci, as well as with disease-associated loci, and uncover evidence that protein biomarkers have causal roles in 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.