What Are the Odds?

If you're worried about your odds of receiving a grant out of the stimulus package funds, a post at Science Insider says that you perhaps should have opted for a competitive revision. NIH received a meager 1,600 of those (compared to 20,000 Challenge Grant applications and the 2,400 letters of intent for the Grand Opportunity grants).

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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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.