A new method that combines DNA sample preparation from hair shafts with whole-genome shotgun sequencing on 454’s platform may find applications in population genetics, ancient DNA studies, and forensics, according to experts.
 
But they caution that the approach needs to be further refined in order to be widely applicable in these fields.
 

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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.