Promega this week launched the MethylEdge Bisulfite Conversion System.

The system performs bisulfite conversion and DNA cleanup within two hours while maintaining DNA integrity, Promega said. It requires 100 pg to 2 µg amounts of input genomic DNA. Using optimized conversion reagents and cleanup and recovery methods, the system converts DNA at greater than or equal to 90 percent efficiency with minimal fragmentation. The resulting DNA is suitable for use in downstream applications such as PCR, array, or sequencing assays.

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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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