NEW YORK, March 14 – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Genome Database has reason to be proud.

According to people who manage the Toronto-based gene mapping database, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Celera Genomics, and DoubleTwist are among the users who account for the more than 300 million hits the database gets per year.

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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.