Des Moines Register: One of the brightest students to graduate from Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School has landed one of the richest prizes in American science. Feng Zhang was named Tuesday as the 2017 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize for invention. He’s a 2000 Roosevelt graduate who has become a worldwide star among genetic researchers. Zhang, 35, who holds appointments at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is known for his work on CRISPR technology. The gene-editing method is seen as a breakthrough toward developing cures for a range of diseases, including brain disorders and cancer.