Scientists have been arguing about the evolutionary origins of an extinct monkeyXenothrix mcgregori, for nearly 100 years, Gizmodo reports. It lived in Jamaica for thousands of years before going extinct, and scientists first found samples of its teeth and skull in the 1920s. Since then, they've found some leg and jaw bones that have suggested some odd features, and this has caused a debate: is it a different species than any other monkey on the planet or not?

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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.