Telechem International will hit the market with its own whole-human-genome chip in August, taking aim at the four players already on the market. But Telechem believes it has a secret weapon that will be very attractive to potential customers: data culled from a brand new database that the firm says is the most complete of its kind.

Telechem’s human genome chip will have 25,000 distinct oligonucleotide elements on it, said spokesman Paul Haje in an interview with BioArray News. He said the new microarray is a “one-spot, one-gene design.”

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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.

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