Daniel at the Genetic Future welcomes a dissenting view to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which has gone through various stages of approval in US Congress but hasn't officially made it into law. While it "appears to be almost universally regarded as a good thing," Daniel writes, he says he was glad to see a well-reasoned consideration of the opposing view in a letter to Nature from Marcelino Fuentes. Fuentes writes:

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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.