By John S. MacNeil

Chris Austin, the co-leader of a new NIH project to build a high-throughput small molecule screening initiative, knows a few things about drug development. After all, the 44-year-old scientist spent six years working for Merck Research Laboratories, where he ran a laboratory focusing on genomic neuroscience and led a team developing new drugs for schizophrenia.

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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.