Open Plan

Leaders of about 70 funding agencies have agreed to encourage open access to research publications stemming from work they fund, the Nature News Blog reports. The group gathered in Berlin for the annual meeting of the Global Research Council, and put together an open-access action plan.

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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.