At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA asks if it's true that junior faculty members should be "seen and not heard" -- something that she thought was humiliating to hear as a child, but that may bear some wisdom for young academics. She quotes a colleague who says, "I need to keep quiet until that tenure decision is made, as children should be seen and not heard."

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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.