Beginning to Pay Off

China's investment in biotech is beginning to pay off, Reuters reports.

China's funding for biotech quadrupled to $191 billion in 2005 to 2013 while its Thousand Talents Program also lured Chinese researchers working abroad to return, and this, Reuters says, enabled "China to jump quickly on promising new technologies, often first developed elsewhere."

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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.