For Neil Cook, the fun is in what you can’t do. His career has largely revolved around searching for the technology breakthroughs to solve problems that haven’t even cropped up yet.

Cook, the new CSO and vice president of life sciences R&D at PerkinElmer charged with coordinating the company’s global R&D efforts, says, “If you forecast far enough and accurately enough where the science is going, then you can usually specify the challenges ahead.”

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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.