Rochester, Minn., has an ambitious plan to transform itself into a biotech and medical hub, the Verge reports. Already, the city of 110,000 people hosts some 1.3 million visitors from across the US and the world each year, often as they seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic there.

The global medical tourism market is worth some $100 billion and has been estimated to be growing at a 35 percent yearly rate, the Verge adds.

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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.