NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco used CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) to map genetic interactions in human cells at a large scale.

As they wrote yesterday in Cell, yeast studies have shown that comprehensively mapping genetic interactions (GIs) can help investigators infer gene function. However, until this point, it has not been feasible to generate large-scale, diverse human GI maps.

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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.