The CIA has mapped the Bush family’s genome, or so says the satirical British tabloid The Spoof! In the story, a 40-year study of the line that brought the US not one but two Presidents George Bush links the family to Queen Elizabeth II, Rasputin, and even Pope Pius XII, while explaining that this genetic “vortex” is the c

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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.