The Wall Street Journal reports on research out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center from scientists trying to develop a "'swish-and-spit' test" for head and neck cancers. The test would be geared toward high-risk people and would examine cells in the saliva to look for the genetic signature of cancer.

 

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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.