NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The chance of giving birth to non-identical twins appears to be higher in women with particular common variants near the FSHB and SMAD3 genes, according to a study appearing online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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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.

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