The latest issue of MIT's Technology Review has a feature story on microbial metagenomics, with a focus on Jeff Gordon's work in mice and humans. The article serves as a nice overview of the concept of metagenomics, with quotes from some of the area's major players, for people who are unfamiliar with it.

 

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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.