Imagining the Future

US News and World Report's Bernadine Healy imagines how cancer will be treated in 2040 and discusses how close we are today to making cancer a chronic disease whose treatment is tailored to the patient. Healy seems hopeful that the Cancer Genome Atlas project will help elucidate the genetic causes 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.