This article, originally published May 9, has been updated with additional information from Myriad's analyst and investor day.

Myriad Genetics plans to launch a 25-gene hereditary cancer panel by the end of this year, which will replace its existing hereditary cancer tests by the summer of 2015, the company said during its analyst and investor day last week.

The test, called myRisk Hereditary Cancer, is the company's first to use a next-generation sequencing platform, primarily Illumina's HiSeq 2500.

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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.

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