This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, an international team led by investigators in the UK, Finland, and Norway explores the respective roles of gene regulatory elements and genes in the accessory and core genomes of Escherichia coli populations from ST131, a pathogenic lineage involved in infections outside of the intestine. Using 228 E.

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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.