A pair of pharma giants inked broad research and drug-discovery collaborations with prominent US research institutions this month, continuing the recent trend of pharmaceutical companies dipping into academic waters to replenish their drug pipelines. 
 
The deals, between GlaxoSmithKline and the Immune Disease Institute, and between Pfizer and the University of California, San Francisco, are similar in their overarching goals but differ in scope.
 

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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.