While Jonathan Eisen can probably recite open access policies by heart, the rest of us could use a primer. This post from Science Commons clears up the difference between "strong" open access (freely available for any use) and "weak" open access (free, but with limited permission to use it). Check out the explanation from Peter Suber for more.

 

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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.