Not Yet Perfection

As non-invasive prenatal tests for genetic abnormalities are adopted in the clinic, the Wall Street Journal says that there may be confusion among doctors and patients regarding what the results of those tests mean. In fact, the Journal points out, the American College of Genetics and Genomics is working on a statement urging such tests to be called "screens" to emphasize that they predict risk rather than give definitive results.

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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.