NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer this week said that company President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Friel will take over the chief executive efficer post from Gregory Summe on Feb. 1. In accordance with the company’s planned strategy for succession of responsibility, Summe will continue to hold his post as executive chairman of the board through April 2009.
 

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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.