In DNA sequencing, many genes are actually predicted by algorithms but never functionally confirmed. Results from two studies "suggest there's a considerable rate of error creeping into experiments that rely on the gene sequences that are predicted by current algorithms," says a post at Ars Technica.

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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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