When Yan (pronounced “yen”) Wang joined MJ Bioworks five years ago, her interest in improving enzyme efficiency looked like it would remain a hobby as she took on MJ’s other projects. But in less than six months, she had introduced a promising idea for an enzyme that would bind better and speed up PCR. A year later, recalls her manager Peter Vander Horn, “we completely switched our project portfolio” to work on what he calls “Yanzymes.”

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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.