Both at the Same Time

Both population-scale and personalized medicine are needed, argue researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.

In the past, Harvard's Elliott Antman and his colleagues write that medical studies focused on small groups of patients that they then extrapolated to whole populations. But with better and more data collection, researchers can both study broad populations as well as individuals.

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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.