If you had decided to start a proteomics company two or three years ago, you may have been one of the lucky ones. Raising venture capital to start a biotech company has never been easy, but the heightened expectations and hoopla surrounding the (stated) completion of the human genome allowed many entrepreneurs with stories of quick and easy drugs to collect hundreds of millions of dollars from venture capitalists eager to capitalize on the promise of genomics and proteomics.

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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.