The success of companies such as 23andMe and Navigenics hinges on good data security, says Blaine Bettinger at the Genetic Genealogist. "A single security breach could potentially drive away future customers," he blogs. Bettinger also points to Ryan Calo's discussion of a panel at Stanford.
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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.