At The Scientist, University of Bristol researcher Michael Taylor says the academic publishing system is "broken." Publishers have expressed their displeasure with the proposed Federal Research Public Access Act, a bill that would make publicly funded research available to the public. But why are they so adamantly against it, Taylor asks.

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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.