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Conventional wisdom has always been that so-called "superbug" bacteria with antibiotic resistance lose their edge over their non-resistant bacteria cousins in the absence of the antibiotics, says New Scientist's Andrew Purcell. "Previous studies had found that the superbugs lose their competitive advantage once the antibiotics are no longer present.

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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.