NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, announced today that he will step down from his post on Aug. 1 to focus on “writing projects and other professional opportunities.”
 

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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.