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Tripos said last week that Pfizer will not renew a four-year file-enrichment collaboration that began in 2001.

Tripos received around $90 million over the project, in which it designed, synthesized, and purified a library of drug-like compounds for the pharmaceutical firm. The collaboration will end next month.

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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.