This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international research team describes a new way to alter photosynthesis in plants to increase their light-harvesting ability and biomass production. Using tobacco plants, the researchers induced the expression of three genes related to two energy dissipation mechanisms believed to be involved in a mechanism plants use to adapt to varying levels of light and shade.

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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.