This Week in Nature

In Nature Biotechnology this week, a team of University of Tokyo researchers reports the development of a photoactivatable version of the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 that functions in human cells. They demonstrate how, in response to blue light irradiation, the modified CRISPR/Cas9 molecules could induce targeted genome sequence modifications through both non-homologous end joining and homology-directed repair pathways.

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

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.