To Buy or Not to Buy

At Forbes's Science Business blog Matthew Herper wonders whether Amgen should acquire Human Genome Sciences. Biotech analyst Geoffrey Porges says it should, and that the price tag could be as high as $6.5 billion. Porges points out that Benlysta, Human Genome's lupus drug, is "one of the hotter biotech products" and that Amgen has more to offer Human Genome than GlaxoSmithKline, which has the rights to co-market Benlysta, does.

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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.