It's in the hospital that Google Health will be put to the test, says this article in MIT's Tech Review. Doctor's offices, it continues, are moving away from paper-based records -- a cause of fragmented information -- to electronic records. Google Health may be one of the ways to go, if it shows promising results at Beth Israel Deaconess and the Cleveland Clinic.

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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.