This is an updated version of a report originally published on June 24, correcting details of Senate Bill 3655.

By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure that will offer tax credits to angel investors in life sciences startups.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.