NEW YORK, May 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron plans to "discontinue all manufacturing and distribution operations" at its Milford, Mass., facility, the company disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

 

As a result, Thermo said it will lay off 100 employees.

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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.

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