Virologist Kate Rubins from the Whitehead Institute is to blast into space this summer where she will oversee some 250 experiments at the International Space Station, including one examining how to pull off sequencing DNA in microgravity, Scientific American reports.

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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.