In his summer newsletter, NIH director Elias Zerhouni is asking for researchers' thoughts on peer review. He has organized two working groups to assemble internal NIH opinion and external responses to create new peer review strategies, which will be presented in a white paper.

Hurry, the comments are due in by August 18 at 5 pm Eastern.

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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.