South African National Blood Service

A nucleic acid test marketed by Novartis Diagnostics and manufactured by Gen-Probe to screen individual blood donations for HIV and hepatitis have significantly increased the safety of the South African blood supply, according to recently presented data.

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.