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In this week's Science, Whitehead Institute researchers publish the results of a CRISPR-Cas9 screen identifying the protein sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism — a process in which the amino acid serine is used by the cell to generate one-carbon units required for metabolite synthesis. The screen was designed to find genes related to serine transport and identified sideroflexin 1 as the main mitochondrial serine transporters in human cells.

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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.