A new report compiled by education advocacy groups, entitled "The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States," says the US government should make it a priority to financially aid students who want to study for graduate degrees to "keep the country from losing its competitive edge in a global economy," reports The Chronicle of Higher Education's Audrey Williams June.

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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.