While there's a lot of enthusiasm for personalized medicine, making sense of what gene variants mean in terms of disease risk is still a work in progress. At the Washington Post, Carolyn Johnson writes that there's currently "a very long list of genes for which the best medical understanding of what they mean for our health is essentially a shrug."

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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.