NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The yeast used to brew lager beer has long been known to be a hybrid, but until 2011, scientists only knew the identity of one parent, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is also used to brew ales, make bread, and synthesize insulin, among other uses.

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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.

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