Want to know the best cities in the world to do research? Over at the Physics arXiv blog, KFC might have an answer. Lutz Bornmann at the Max Planck Society in Munich and the University of Amsterdam's Loet Leydesdorff have come up with a new approach for "evaluating the scientific performance of cities," KFC says.

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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.