Should you stay or should you go, asks DrugMonkey. When a doctoral student successfully defends his or her dissertation, does it reflect badly on them to remain in the same lab as a postdoc for six months to a year? There are several reasons this could happen, DrugMonkey says. A paper could be in process which requires more work from said postdoc, or maybe the person hasn't found a great job yet. But reasons aside, DrugMonkey says, the question is one of perception.

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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.