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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, Seattle, has won the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science to recognize and honor her for contributions to medical science and society, particularly her discovery of the gene BRCA1 and its role in hereditary breast cancer.

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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.