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A six-year-old girl has become the first person to receive gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome, Today reports. Patients with Sanfilippo lack a certain enzyme and cannot break down long-chain sugars, leading to progressive worsening of mental status — Today says the condition is sometimes called 'childhood Alzheimer's disease.' It's a rare recessive disorder, affecting one in 70,000 births.

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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.