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NEW YORK, Feb 8 – Bioinformatics tool provider DoubleTwist on Thursday said it added new features to its Prophecy toolkit, which includes the company's annotated human genome database and associated software.

Prophecy now includes Prophecy Genes, a set of human genes the company located using a proprietary algorithm. The Oakland, Calif.-based company said the annotated human genome database now includes more than 3 billion human DNA base pairs.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

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