CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Partners HealthCare in Boston has long been at or near the forefront of health IT advancement. Its Massachusetts General Hospital set up the world's first telemedicine system 50 years ago and was an early adopter of electronic health records.

In the last 15 years, the health system has gotten a jump on what is now called precision medicine by building up its genomic informatics infrastructure.  

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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.