For Evolution

Evolution is the "only evidence-based explanation for the epic, wonderful diversity of life on Earth," writes Michael Dixon, the director of the Natural History Museum in London, in an opinion piece at the Guardian.

He adds that he finds it "alarming" that there have been reports from, for instance, Israel and Turkey, that school curriculums are forgoing teaching evolution.

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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.