Argentina is turning to a DNA database to help identify victims from its "Dirty War" period 1976 and 1983 during which 12,000 people died or "disappeared." According to Britain's Guardian, the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team recently received money to begin to use more sophisticated large-scale DNA sampling and computer software to identify 600 human remains from that time period.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

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.