DoubleTwist said it has acquired the exclusive rights to license the Weizmann Institute’s GeneCards database to commercial entities.

Of the agreement, which BioInform originally reported in January, Marilyn Safran, head of the GeneCards development team, said, “Researchers from industry have been wanting a way to license GeneCards. I am delighted that we can now address their needs through this partnership with DoubleTwist.”

Safran added that the relationship would also allow the development team to continue updating the resource.

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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.