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Cheers, Yeast!

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

Genome editing will likely first touch many people's lives through its use in agriculture, says the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna at the Financial Times.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: method to predict cancer susceptibility, root microbiome, and more.

Excitement for CRISPR

Researchers from the Doudna lab and the National Human Genome Research Institute held an 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit last week.

The Broad Institute also announced announced a setback in proceedings over a CRISPR patent application filed in Europe.

For Chocolate's Sake

The University of California, Berkeley, and chocolate-maker Mars are working together to tweak cacao plants using gene editing so the plants can handle climate change.

CRISPR Hopes for ALS

Gizmodo wonders whether CRISPR could present a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomic studies of how fungal pathogen overcomes resistant wheat plants, and more.

Graduate students and others object to the US House of Representatives tax bill treating tuition waivers as income.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.