Many Factors to Weigh

Over at the Guardian, Chris Tyler, the director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in the UK, tries to clear up misconceptions that scientists may hold about policy-making and policymakers. "When scientists moan about how little politicians know about science, I usually get annoyed," he says.

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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.