In a small, newly refurbished laboratory in the bowels of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, six shining new stainless steel drums the size of beer-brewing vats sit ready for loading. The cryogenic tanks will eventually contain a repository of nonhuman genomes — one of the biggest frozen tissue collections in the world.

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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.