NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Salk Institute today said that it will use a $5.5 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to create a center to study nutritional genomics.

The La Jolla, Calif.-based institute will use the funding to launch the Salk Center for Nutritional Genomics, which will study the effects of nutrition and genetic interactions on metabolism, the immune system, cancer, and diabetes.

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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.

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