Vermillion this week announced it had performed an estimated 2,935 OVA1 ovarian cancer tests during the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010 and an estimated 6,155 tests in all of 2010.

The fourth-quarter sales number represented a 48.8 percent increase over the third quarter of 2010, the company said in a statement, and the full-year 2010 figure of 6,155 exceeded the company's adjusted 2010 guidance of 5,000 to 5,500 tests, although it fell short of its initial 8,000 to 10,000 test guidance.

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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.