Justin Petrone

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded $2.3 million to researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to help them develop a portable, biochip-based HIV/AIDS testing device to be used in the developing world.

The grant is one of several awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to projects developing microarray or microfluidic biochip-based detection systems for pathogen identification applications.

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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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.