William Happer, who is thought to be in the running to be President Donald Trump's science advisor, is in favor of clamping down on federal researchers' ability to discuss their findings, the Guardian reports. In addition, the paper notes that while Happer, a physicist at Princeton University, is well regarded, he has likened climate scientists to cult members.

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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.