By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the his State of the Union Address to Congress last night US President Barack Obama made the case that government support for research and development to fund innovation is a critical and necessary investment that must be made even in the face of towering national debt.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

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.