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A recent paper in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases provides an in-depth analysis of feces collected from 222 individuals in Côte d'Ivoire complete with a hard-to-beat title and rather evocative images of sample production, collection, and processing.

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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.