This article has been updated to reflect further commentary made by the company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Last month, iCareDx announced that it was rebranding itself as Acuamark Diagnostics as it works to raise funds for its first round of clinical testing.

"It is a more precise reflection of what we are doing," Acuamark President and CEO Bernard Peperstraete told GenomeWeb. "Acua is also a play on accurate and liquid, and Acuamark — or watermark — reflects that each cancer leaves a barely visible imprint, and needs to be looked at in a different light."

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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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