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In Nature Genetics this week, research groups led by scientists from Amgen's DeCode Genetics report data that, collectively, comprise the largest set of human genomes sequenced from a single population. In one paper, the researchers describe sequencing the genomes of roughly 2,600 Icelanders, identifying more than 20 million genetic variants that can be combined with national healthcare records and genealogical records to provide insights into various diseases.

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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.