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In this week's Science, a team of Stanford University-led researchers presents a new theory to explain gene redundancy, suggesting that new genes that duplicate the activity of others persist because they are downregulated to match the expression levels of single-copy genes.

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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.