In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Hong Kong and Australia present a method to inhibit hepatocellular carcinoma metastases in cell lines and in mice. In previous studies, the team demonstrated that PPARγ activation inhibits hepatocarcinogenesis. For this study, the team infected human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines with adenovirus-expressing PPARγ, and found that these cells markedly suppressed cancer cell migration.

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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.