This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Biotechnology, a team of Dutch scientists report on the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in functional genetic screens for enhancer elements in the human genome. By targeting the genome-editing molecules to transcription factor binding sites in enhancer regions, the investigators were able to identify several functional enhancer elements, with two found to have roles in cancer.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.