As blowflies and flesh flies eat on dead animals, they also imbibe a bit of those animals' DNA, which could serve as a guide to studying diversity, report researchers led by Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin.
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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.
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.