Miami or Bust


The story of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine actually began at Duke University, where the institute's director, Margaret Pericak-Vance, was formerly the director of Duke's Center for Human Genetics. But the crack in the dam that led to Pericak-Vance and a slew of other genomics researchers making the move to Florida began when cardiovascular genomicist Pascal Goldschmidt left his position as chair of Duke's medical school to head up the med school at the University of Miami.

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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.