NEW YORK, April 9 - In the life sciences technology conference world, March didn't end like it was supposed to: Instead of going out like a lamb, the month scurried out like a sad startled mouse with its tail between its legs.

 

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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.