Science Commons announced the launch of Health Commons, a project co-founded with CommerceNet, CollabRX and the Public Library of Science that's designed to speed up drug discovery and development. The approach involves "enabling more companies, foundations, laboratories or even individuals to conduct research on disease targets efficiently," according to Science Commons, adding:

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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.