The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry to the California Institute of Technology's Frances Arnold for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes and to the University of Missouri's George Smith and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology's Gregory Winter for their work on phage display, which can direct the evolution of antibodies.

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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.