In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, a trio of investigators at the University of Chicago describes the genetic architecture of regulatory variation in Arabidopsis thaliana, which it deduced by mapping genome-wide association of gene expression in an F1 hybrid diversity panel.

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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.