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In this week's Nature Biotechnology, two independent research groups report using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to enhance the domestication of wild tomatoes. In the first report, US, German, and Brazilian investigators used the gene-editing technology to introduce certain argonomically beneficial traits of domestic tomatoes into wild tomatoes with desirable nutrition and stress tolerance traits.

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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.