Juniorprof has a blog on the difference between consumers and producers in science -- the consumers being those who constantly pore over literature and know all the latest papers, and the producers being those who are familiar with the literature but prefer to experiment on their own. According to Juniorprof, there's a time to be both: as a grad student, you should be a consumer; but as you go further in your career, it's time to step up and become a producer.

 

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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.