This article has been updated with a statement from the FH Foundation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genetic testing firm Color Genomics today expanded beyond the hereditary cancer risk market by launching a test for hereditary high cholesterol.

The test for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) detects inherited mutations in three genes known to cause the majority of cases — APOB, LDLR, and PCSK9. Mutations in these genes cause high cholesterol levels, which if untreated can lead to coronary heart disease.

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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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