US Budget Deal Made

Possibly ending five years of budget fights, the US House of Representatives has passed a two-year budget bill, the New York Times reports.

If law, the bill would increase federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years, it adds, and would suspend the debt ceiling through March 2017.

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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.