There are nearly twice as many male as female researchers at Canadian universities, despite more than 50 percent of Canadian PhD students being female, a new report from the Council of Canadian Academies says. The group undertook the study after noticing a lack of female candidates for the Canada Excellence Research Chairs program in 2008.

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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.