By Justin Petrone

Illumina is preparing to launch more focused whole-genome genotyping arrays for use in genome-wide association studies, even as it gathers content for its next major BeadChip release, the Omni5, which is scheduled to launch next year.

Chief Financial Officer Christian Henry said this week that adoption of the firm's HumanOmni2.5-Quad DNA Analysis BeadChip is "ahead of expectations," and that its customers are "converting to the 2.5M from the 1M and other legacy products."

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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.