It's not just New York rats that keep to their uptown and downtown stomping grounds, the Washington Post reports. Researchers have now also examined the genetic makeup of rats in New Orleans, Vancouver, and Salvador in Brazil to find clusters of rats in those cities as well.
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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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.
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.