In the British Journal of Cancer this week, UK researchers present findings from a study on the ethnic differences in prostate cancer. The team reviewed data from the US, which suggests that African-American men have a 60 percent higher risk for developing prostate cancer than their white counterparts. African-American men also have poorer prognoses for the disease, the researchers added.

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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.