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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Jean Dausset, who also was involved in the mapping of the human genome, has died at the age of 92. A Frenchman, Dausset became director the Research Unit on Immunogenetics of Human Transplantation of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in 1968.


Mettler-Toledo International has named Martin Madaus to serve on its board of directors. Madaus is CEO, chairman, and president of Millipore, and he formerly was chairman of Roche Diagnostics.

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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.