Over at Bitesize Bio, Nick Oswald has a post about career goals. "Is the position you are in at the moment helping you to reach that goal, or are you stagnating?" he asks. Nick considers the career assessment issue from the perspective of students as well as scientists already into their careers. For both groups, he advocates dedicating some time to really planning where you want to be in the next few years, and making sure you're taking the right steps to make that happen.

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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.