NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study in Science Translational Medicine is highlighting the epigenetic subtypes that exist within stomach cancer.

"Our results strongly demonstrate that gastric cancer is not one disease but a conglomerate of multiple diseases, each with a different underlying biology and hallmark features," senior author Patrick Tan, a cancer researcher with the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, said in a statement.

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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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