This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Harvard Medical School and New York University present findings from a candidate gene-based search for genetic factors that allow Mexican cavefish to survive in food-poor environments. The team performed targeted sequencing on genes suspected of contributing to metabolism, comparing cave-dwelling forms of the species with those residing in surface waters.

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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.