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This section includes last week's Short Reads that were inadvertently omitted from last week's In Sequence.

Life Technologies Posts $107M Q4 Loss on Merger Charges

Life Technologies posted a fourth-quarter loss of $106.9 million last week due to a variety of charges associated with the merger of Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen last November that created the company.

Though the company's revenues fell short of analysts' expectations, the legacy Invitrogen business recorded organic revenue growth of 7 percent.

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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.