MARCO ISLAND, Fla.--Notwithstanding complaints about a few presentations that amounted to little more than sequencing progress reports, attendees generally agreed that G2K: Advances in Genome Biology and Technology I lived up to its slogan, "Back to Science."

The conference, which registrants commonly referred to as "the anti-Celera meeting," was held here February 5-8. The event was organized by GCorp, a nonprofit group that was established last year by the laboratory equipment company MJ Research.

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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.