This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by Broad Institute scientists present a new version of the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 that can be used to diagnose infections, and potentially cancer, with high sensitivity. The researchers used a form of CRISPR that targets RNA and, when it binds to its target, activates its Cas enzyme to promiscuously cleave nearby RNA.

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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.