GenomeQuest said this week that users of its sequence data management platform now have access to a new genome read mapping tool as a result of a licensing agreement it has signed with the French National Center for Scientific Research, or INRIA.

The company said that it has worked with INRIA to integrate the Global Alignment Short Sequence Search Tool, or GASSST, into the GenomeQuest Engine and that users can deploy the combined tools' capabilities locally or access them through GQ's hosted service.

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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.