Whatever happened to the good old days, four or five years ago, when direct-to-consumer genomics was the hot new thing?

Remember 2008, Donna Dickenson writes in New Scientist, when the New Yorker magazine was writing about 'spit parties' and 23andMe's service was named Invention of the Year by Time magazine? Where is that industry now, after so much promise and hype-heavy press?

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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.