NEW YORK, April 11 - Deltagen today said it has shuttered nine "premises" and laid off approximately 50 of its staffers, or 25 percent of its workforce, as the company continues to find ways of cutting costs and staying solvent.
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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.