Not only has James Watson subscribed to off-color ideas, so have other past Nobel laureates, says this New York Times article. Watson's co-winner, Francis Crick, wanted to experiment on prisoners to advance neuroscience. Kary Mullis plugged the benefits of LSD and astrology while doubting global warming and that HIV causes AIDS.

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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.