To Stay on the Track

The choice for many female academic scientists comes down to this: a career or children, writes the University of Utah's Nicholas Wolfinger at The Atlantic. He and his colleagues surveyed researchers at the 10 University of California campuses, asking them what has made early-career scientists decide not to pursue their goal of being a professor at a major research university.

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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.