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In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of California, Los Angeles-led team describe proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Using a microfluidics-based approach, the researchers isolated cells from cancer cell lines and CTCs from seven individuals with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer to quantify levels of metalloprotease enzyme activity.

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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.