In a study looking at the genetic diversity of Spaniards published yesterday in the American Journal of Human Genetics, scientists found that about 11 percent of Spaniards have North African ancestry while almost 20 percent, Sephardic Jewish.

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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.