NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insects trapped in an amber precursor contained no endogenous DNA, University of Manchester researchers reported in PLOS One yesterday, a finding that counters previous claims that such DNA could be successfully extracted and could potentially be used in a Jurassic Park-style re-creation of extinct animals.

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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.