The Liability Angle

Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is looking into whether there are any liability issues associated with personalized medicine, reports The National Law Journal. "Liability is likely to be an increasingly important driver of personalized medicine, but it can be a double-edged sword," say Gary Marchant, who is leading the project.

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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.