WASHINGTON, DC — GlaxoSmithKline will launch an internally developed microarray analysis package to the public for free, and in so doing will apparently become the first pharma to take such a step.

The decision is in stark contrast to strategies at other big pharmas, which have developed their own LIMS or analysis software for strictly internal R&D — a strategy that frustrates some academic researchers who desire that this kind of software be made open-source.

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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.