WASHINGTON, DC, June 24 - In characteristic shoot-from-the-hip style, President Bush yesterday told a lunch crowd of 8,000 assembled at the 10th annual Biotechnology Industry Organization meeting that the biotechnology industry "finds itself on the front lines of some of the great challenges of our time," and that researchers in the field should devote their efforts to combating the dangers of bioterrorism, world hunger, and

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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.