First, it’s the anticipation, tinged with the idea that you may actually receive funding and the inevitable crash. But then, Courtney Long, a postdoctoral fellow at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, writes at Nature Jobs, the email arrives. And hidden within the 'compliment sandwich' is the bad news: rejection.

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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.