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Academic science doesn't deserve its sexist image, Cornell University's Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci write in a New York Times op-ed.

They argue that most negative descriptions of the academy are based on data from the 1990s or earlier and that recent evidence of sexism is either anecdotal or overgeneralizations.

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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.