Genetics may contribute more to the development of gout than diet, the Australian Associated Press reports.

A team of researchers in New Zealand conducted a meta-analysis of more than 16,700 US adults of European ancestry on whom genotyping, serum urate, and diet data was collected. Elevated serum urate is a key risk factor for gout.

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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.