NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the US and Mexico have detected recurrent breast cancer mutations and rearrangements affecting genes not previously implicated in the disease. The study appears in the current issue of Nature, alongside several other breast cancer studies published online in the journal over the past few months.

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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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.