Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In cancer cells, all sorts of functions go awry. In addition to genetic changes, many times there are also epigenetic changes.

Using array and sequencing approaches, an international research team has garnered evidence suggesting DNA methylation differences are a factor in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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.