Abel Pharmboy woke up depressed; today is the 19th anniversary of his dissertation defense, and wonders how he ever got through it. His perception of his performance that day ("I was a blithering idiot during my oral exam.") is much different from others' ("Several of my friends, and those who were not exactly friends, said it was the best talk I ever gave.").

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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.