This Week in Science

In this week's Science, the journal has named the genome-editing technology CRISPR as its 2015 breakthrough of the year. In an editorial, Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt noted that CRISPR has already led to significant accomplishments across biological disciplines, and that it is expected to revolutionize biological research as it matures.

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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.