NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of Aging plans to commit $4 million in 2010 to fund research centers that will focus on the basic biology of aging, including molecular and cell biology, genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, bioimaging, and other ‘omics technlogies.

Under the program, the NIA will fund up to five new and continuation grants to support the creation of specialized centers, known as Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging.

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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.