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In an effort to shed light on its array of family-friendly programs and policies, the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research launched a Web page that compiles "some of the ways in which NIH helps our grantee institutions foster family-friendly environments for the NIH-supported workforce," OER says.

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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.