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A year ago this month, the face-off between public and private sector scientists was widespread news. Human genomes were published in competing journals and the dueling generals met in Washington to celebrate their sequencing success. (Hard to believe that was just one year ago, isn’t it?) Francis Collins showed up on public television programs such as “Nova” and “The Charlie Rose Show” cast as the good-hearted government guy. Craig Venter and his team of Nerf-gun-toting bioinformatics bandits got sexy coverage in Esquire and The New Yorker.

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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.