Shares in Bio-Rad Laboratories gained nearly 10 percent this past week after the firm reported first-quarter revenue growth of 8.3 percent on a currency neutral basis (see Briefs). The firm led all 10 gainers for the tracking period ended Tuesday. Fisher Scientific, which announced this week an agreement to merge with Thermo Electron, also rose a robust 7.7 percent. Bruker BioSciences led decliners with a drop of 6.2 percent.

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

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

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

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