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A US government panel says that healthy men should not receive routine prostate-specific antigen blood tests to screen for prostate cancer, reports The New York Times' Gardiner Harris. This latest recommendation by the United States Preventive Services Task Force comes on the heels of a recent New York Times article highlighting the ongoing debate over the utility of PSA tests.

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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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.