Keith Robison blogs about his foray into a wet lab. After much time away from the lab bench, he rolled up his sleeves to help out in a sequencing lab, labeling plates and loading the thermocycler. The process has changed a bit since he last was in a wet lab and he sees it changing even more in the future.

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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.