Originally published Dec. 13.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Dako's HER2 CISH pharmDx Kit for quantitatively determining HER2 status in tumors of breast cancer patients who are considering treatment with the drug Herceptin.

The chromogenic in situ hybridization method enables simultaneous evaluation of gene amplification and tumor tissue morphology. The kit assesses HER2 status in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded breast cancer tissue. Dako's CISH test is automated on its Autostainer instruments.

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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.

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