CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – In May, Swiss precision medicine analytics company Saphetor released an update to its VarSome genomic annotation tool, featuring, for the first time, a search function.

"You can search for any term that appears anywhere on VarSome, including any publications linked to it," said Saphetor CEO Andreas Massouras. "It's a bit of the Google of genetics if you like. It connects everything to everything else."

However, Massouras was careful to say that VarSome's search is more targeted than Google's.

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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.