Aiming to retain its place at the top of the liquid chromatography market, Waters this week inked a collaboration to integrate its Acquity UPLC system with Thermo Electron's mass spectrometry products.

Waters views the collaboration as a vote of confidence from Thermo in its UPLC system, which faces a competitive threat from Agilent Technologies' recently introduced high-speed LC system as well as its combined LC/MS platform.

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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.