NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics and the University of California, San Francisco today announced a collaboration to develop diagnostic tests to advance precision medicine.

The alliance will initially take aim at autism, oncology, neurology, and women's health, and has as its underlying goal to enable "holistic and integrated diagnostic solutions that close gaps in care or enable new clinical value."

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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.