What's Too Far?

The marriage of technology and genomics is enabling researchers and consumers to learn more and more about their genetic background and risk of disease and empower people to take better control of their health. But, Karthika Muthukumaraswamy wonders at the Huffington Post whether this will be taken too far.

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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.