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PerkinElmer plans to sell its proteomics product line to focus instead on developing screening and diagnostic tools and technologies for food safety and security applications, the company said last week.

It was not immediately clear whether the company plans to sell off all of its proteomics assets or to retain a portion of them, though PerkinElmer described the entire business line as “discontinued operations” during its fourth-quarter earnings statement.

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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.