At A Blog Around the Clock, the online community manager over at PLoS ONE tallies up the number of comments already posted to the first Journal Club discussion this fall, led by Jonathan Eisen. In just one week, there've been three ratings, each with a comment, one trackback, seven annotations, and four discussions spurring 14 more comments.

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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.