This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers report on how Cas9, the enzyme used by the genome-editing tool CRISPR to make double-strand breaks in DNA, does its work. The scientists studied the crystal structures of Cas9 from the bacteria Streptococcus pygoenes bound to a guide RNA at 2.9 angstroms resolution.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.