An effort to create a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland may be extended to Scotland, The National reports.

Genomics Medicine Ireland has been collaborating with hospitals on genomic research into diseases, such as cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. It also is studying the role of genetics, lifestyle factors and fitness in health.

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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.