This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team of US and Chinese scientists describes using genome mining to identify a natural herbicide with a unique mechanism of action. By scanning the genomes of filamentous fungi — many of which make compounds that kill plants to aid in colonization — the scientists pinpointed a gene cluster involved in the production of aspterric acid, which inhibits an enzyme involved in the final step of a key biological pathway in plants.

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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.