Dealing with Data

In a recent article in The Atlantic, David Shaywitz suggests that all medical knowledge should be aggregated into one big database — "a 'big data' project that would collect in one searchable repository all of the parameters that measure or could conceivably reflect human well-being." This would include information on patients ranging from genomic data to details on their microbiome to family history and a record of their medications.

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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.