Derek Lowe comments on the news that Pfizer's (now discontinued) inhaled insulin (Exubera) had led to an increased chance of lung cancer in clinical trials. Considering the difficulties and risks of drug development, it's hard to guarantee outcome of clinical trials, especially when they should take into account that disease often happens on the order of years, not months. "The truth, as far as I can see, is that no one can guarantee the safety of a new drug.

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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.