NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has launched a program designed to foster cloud computing use among biomedical researchers and has named Google Cloud as its first industry partner.

Broadly, the STRIDES (Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability) initiative aims to reduce the economic and technological barriers to accessing and analyzing large biomedical datasets, with the goal of accelerating biomedical advances.

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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.