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Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a sequencing method using Pacific Biosciences' RS machine to identify breakpoints for structural variations, which they think may eventually have applications in cancer, including early diagnosis and monitoring patients' response to treatment.

The team published a proof of concept of the method using cancer cell lines in Genome Research earlier this month.

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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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