Editors Note

One molecular biology tools industry standard: PowerPoint.

Perhaps the most underappreciated tool in the molecular biology toolkit is Microsoft’s PowerPoint. This thought was driven home at this week’s Chips to Hits conference in Boston. The conference is the unofficial industry gathering of the microarray sector, and one that I had attended for the last two years as editor of BioArray News.

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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.