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Three research teams have independently developed methods that enable next-generation technologies to sequence portions of a human genome, a necessary step for large-scale human exon sequencing studies or candidate gene-sequencing projects.
 
The methods are noteworthy because up until now, researchers have mostly used PCR to selectively amplify short stretches of DNA, but this approach cannot be multiplexed to a high degree.
 

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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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Sequencing workflows require library quantification and normalization to ensure data quality and reduce cost.