Scientific American offers an article on recent research from Ohio State University that may turn out to be a biomarker that could help physicians prescribe the best antipsychotic drug for a patient with a mental illness. The research team found SNPs and other variation in the gene that codes for a receptor for dopamine, which could help explain why patients have long shown very different reactions to antipsychotic drugs.

 

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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.