Blogger Dan has a post at Bitesize Bio about a new journal ranking tool (a free one, to boot) that tallies up impact factors by taking into account the relative importance of each citation, rather than giving all citations equal weight. "After all, we naturally and automatically prioritize citations based on where they’re coming from," Dan writes.

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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.