Just days after Jim Watson's oh-so-memorable tour of the UK, Craig Venter hops the pond to give a plug for synthetic biology, informing journalists there that drug-resistant bacteria are a "clear and present danger" and a "far greater threat to humanity than bioterrorism," according to this story in the Telegraph. (Next in our foolproof plan to get Brits to like Americans: we'll send someone over to beat up the Queen!)

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

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.