Applied Biosystems last week completed its acquisition of Ambion's research products division, paying $273 million in cash for the chance to use the company's portfolio of sample prep, RNAi, microRNA, and gene-expression and array products to grow sales of consumables.

Ambion's diagnostics and service businesses will become a standalone company, and ABI will begin selling the company's products worldwide, according to ABI.

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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.