AstraZeneca and Cellartis this week announced that they have extended an existing collaboration to develop toxicology screening assays based on human embryonic stem cell-derived hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes.

The alliance, originally begun in 2006 and extended by two years, calls for the companies to develop assays for target and lead validation, compound screening, drug metabolism studies, and safety assessment.

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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.