NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – If the US Congress is unable to reach an agreement that gains the approval of President Barack Obama to avoid deep and wide federal budget cuts that are scheduled to take effect in January 2013, the National Institutes of Health will face an 8.2 percent budget reduction, according to the most recent analysis from the White House.

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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.