This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by scientists from the University of Washington report on the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR to create genetic barcodes that can help track the linage of cells in a living organism. Called Genome Editing of Synthetic Target Arrays for Lineage Tracing, or GESTALT, the method introduces unique patterns of mutations into a distinct, short genetic sequence.

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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.