Bringing Women Back

It's not all gloom and doom, economically speaking. An article in the Wall Street Journal talks about the blooming of career re-entry programs for women scientists and engineers. "Prospects for long-term job growth in these fields are relatively good, and many employers expect a talent shortage, partly because of high quit rates among experienced women," the article says. Honeywell, GE, and MIT have all launched programs to help women technologists return to work, most often after time off to have kids.

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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.