NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni said this week that he will resign from his position at the end of October "to pursue writing projects and explore other professional opportunities."

Zerhouni said that his departure is timed to synchronize with the end of the current White House administration and that he does not consider the move to be a resignation.

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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.