This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at Vanderbilt University presents the crystal structures of "Bacillus cereus AlkD glycosylase in complex with DNAs containing alkylated, mismatched, and abasic nucleotides," which they suggest may elucidate "an unprecedented nucleic acid capture mechanism for [the] excision of DNA damage." AlkD is a unique glycosylase in that it "captures the extrahelical lesion in a solvent-exposed or

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.