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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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.