Long noncoding RNAs play a key role in regulating gene expression in embryonic stem cells, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Isis Pharmaceuticals report in Genome Research. The researchers turned to high-depth poly(A)+ RNA sequencing of mouse embryonic stem and neural progenitor cells to uncover differentially regulated lncRNA.

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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.