NEW YORK, Aug. 10 – President Bush’s decision Thursday night to approve federal funding for certain stem-cell research may open the door for more alliances between genomics companies or academic research groups and stem-cell research centers, industry officials and analysts said.

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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.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.