This Week in Cell

Protein isoforms generated through alternative splicing don't always interact with the same targets, as researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report in Cell. Marc Vidal and his colleagues cloned full-length open reading frames of alternatively spliced transcripts for nearly 1,500 human genes. Then, using protein-protein interaction profiling, they compared the pairs to find that they only shared about half their targets.

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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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.