This Week in PLOS

Relaxation practices such as yoga, meditation, and repetitive prayer are associated with shifts in the expression of metabolic, immune, and stress response pathways genes, according to a study in PLOS One. A Massachusetts-led team did array-based gene expression analyses on blood samples from 26 healthy individuals over eight weeks, as each embarked on a relaxation response program.

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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.