This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international research team presents a global map of genetic diversity within species, revealing that for amphibians and mammals, such diversity is highest near the equator and that it is influenced by humans. Using publicly available DNA databases, investigators focused on a subset of DNA representing 4,500 amphibian and mammalian species, matching the data with geographic information. In all cases, genetic diversity was higher in the tropics than in cold climates.

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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.