Researchers from the US, France, and the UK report on a database that brings together reference plant ontologies with species-specific information on everything from plant phenotypes to gene ontology, taxonomic, and experimental data. The resource, which stemmed from the Planteome project, currently contains expression, gene function, and other data for plants from 95 taxa.

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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.