The Book Gets Thrown

Chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits made the news in November when she was arrested in California and extradited to Nevada to face a civil lawsuit. The suit, brought by her former employer the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, alleges that she had wrongfully kept her laboratory notebooks and other information about her work on her laptop, in flash drives, and in a personal e-mail account.

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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.