NORWALK, Conn.--Perkin-Elmer announced that, subject to shareholder and final board approval, it plans to distribute a new class of common stock intended to track the separate performance of Celera Genomics, a new business unit formed through an alliance between Perkin-Elmer and Craig Venter, former president of the Institute for Genomic Research, with a mission to become the definitive source for genomic and related biomedical information.

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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.