Georgetown University Medical Center has tapped Ming Tan to chair its department of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and biomathematics.

Prior to coming to Georgetown, Tan was professor of epidemiology and public health as well as the head of the biostatistics division at the University of Maryland. Before that, he was a faculty member at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Cancer Center and biostatistics director of St. Jude's Developmental Therapeutics for Solid Malignancies Program

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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.