Pedro Beltrao points to an editorial written by Catriona J. MacCallum in PLoS Biology, which elaborates on the true meaning of open access and warns about so-called open access publications like Molecular Systems Biology. According to Beltrao, MSB is working their issues out, and he doesn’t like that PLoS obscured the comment/defense posted by Thomas Lemberger, editor at MSB.

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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.