This article from the Baltimore Business Journal reports on NSF's ranking of top 20 US universities by research expenditures. Johns Hopkins ranked highest after spending $1.55 billion in fiscal year 2007, the article says. This is the 29th year that Hopkins holds the top position on the list. Next on the list: the University of California, San Francisco ($843 million), and the University of Wisconsin ($620 million).

 

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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.