Perhaps this year's protests at the annual BIO meeting won't be so lackluster, as a report from the biotech advocacy group International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications says farmers planted a record number of genetically engineered crops last year. The most common crops were corn, soy, and cotton, and according to the report, much of the yield from those 252 million acres went to feeding livestock.

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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.