NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellular Dynamics International today said that it has signed a deal to supply the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences with its iCell and MyCell product lines.

The iCell portfolio includes cardiomyocytes, neurons, hepatocytes, endothelial cells, and other cell types in development, while the MyCell line includes cell products manufactured from donor samples using iPSC technology to make stem cells or differentiated cells from any individual.

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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.