While sequencing technology is getting better and faster, it still isn't quite ready to be put to frequent use in the oncology ward, write the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics' Danny Ulahannan and colleagues in a review in the British Journal of Cancer.

In the research setting, they note, there are still challenges in calling low-frequency variants that appear in cancer genomes as well as issues in identifying structural and copy-number variants.

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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.