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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The foot is home to some of the most diverse and variable fungal communities on the human body, a new skin microbiome study suggests.

"[Y]our feet are teeming with fungal diversity, so wear your flip flops in locker rooms if you don’t want to mix your foot fungi with someone else’s fungi," the National Human Genome Research Institute's Julie Segre, co-senior author on the study, said in a statement.

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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.

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