A UK team takes a look at mutational signatures associated with DNA mismatch repair deficiency in the Caenorhabditis elegans worm model organism and in human tumor samples. The researchers used mutation accumulation assays and genome sequencing to follow the genetic alterations that accumulated in C. elegans worms missing the DNA mismatch repair genes PMS2 and MLH1 and/or the polymerase subunit-coding gene POLE4.

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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.