Eric Lander's group has a new paper in the advance online section of Nature in which they describe how they used high-throughput reduced representation bisulphite sequencing coupled with single-molecule-based sequencing to generate DNA methylation maps from mouse primary tissues, including embryonic stem cells, embryonic-stem-cell-derived, and primary neural cells.

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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.