GeneDx recently updated its menu of arrays to allow for the detection of copy number changes and uniparental disomy.

The firm's Prenatal Targeted Array contains 42,000 oligonucleotide probes placed throughout the genome and enriched in 100 regions associated with common or novel microdeletion and microduplication syndromes. It can also detect aneuploidies and rearrangements involving subtelomeric regions and any intrachromosomal region greater than 1.5 megabases.

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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.