NEW YORK, May 16 -- RNAi just may be the string that pulls back the curtain on the secrets of aging and reveals a molecular fountain of youth: A team of modern-day Ponce de Leons at the University of California, San Francisco, report in this week's Science using the technology to identify transcription factors in C. elegans that, when stimulated, increase lifespan and stop aging.

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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.