NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A genome-wide association study has implicated genes involved in neuron- and autonomous nervous system-related pathways in individuals' heart rate (HR) response to exercise and recovery afterwards.

The work "adds a new line of evidence to the theory that components of the autonomous nervous system are underlying inter-individual differences in HR recovery," senior author Pim van der Harst, a cardiology and genetics researcher affiliate with the University of Groningen and the Netherlands Heart Institute, and his colleagues wrote.

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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.