Are 3D printers the new lab must-have?

Russell Neches, a graduate student in Jonathan Eisen's lab at University of California, Davis, thinks so.

In a post on his blog, Neches recounts a recent lab equipment order that included a handful of gel electrophoresis combs at a price of $51 apiece.

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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.