Recent years have been tough on Lynx Therapeutics, the Hayward, Calif.-based commercializer of gene sequencing and analysis technology originally developed in Sydney Brenner’s lab. Senior-level management changes, cascading losses, and subsequent layoffs have combined to force the publicly-held company into survival mode. But it appears Lynx may have found a guardian angel in Solexa, a privately-held startup specializing in gene sequencing technology based in Essex, UK.

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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.