NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team led by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley and the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute has completed the draft genome of an organism representing one of the earliest forms of animal life.
 

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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.