NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Science Translational Medicine study suggests high-throughput sequencing is effective for finding post-treatment leukemia cells that can lead to patient relapse.

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, and elsewhere used high-throughput sequencing to test matched pre- and post-chemotherapy samples from 43 individuals with T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia, looking at how well their high-throughput sequencing method detected lingering leukemia cells compared with flow cytometry.

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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.