Returning from a two-week hiatus, the BCW Index gained 1.8 percent for the past three weeks Stratagene posted by far the biggest loss for both the past week and the three-week tracking period, after a jury found the firm had willfully infringed patents held by Third Wave Technologies and ordered Stratagene to pay damages of $5.3 million (see related article).

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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.