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Aaron Geist has joined PerkinElmer as vice president of business development. He will be responsible for developing the firm's partnership and acquisition opportunities, according to the firm. Geist joins PerkinElmer from investment banking firm Robert W. Baird, where he served as director and senior research analyst, covering life science, medical device, and diagnostics firms.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

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