By Adam Bonislawski

The US Food and Drug Administration has delayed the release of its draft guidance on the biomarker qualification process.

Originally slated to be released this summer, the guidance – which will detail the formal steps involved in qualifying biomarkers for FDA approval – will now be put out sometime "before the end of the year," Federico Goodsaid, associate director for operations in genomics at FDA, told ProteoMonitor.

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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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.