This Dusty Old Thing?

Genomics is a fast-moving science, no doubt about that, but it is also a young science. Is it really already time to start sorting around through its brief history, sifting for archeological shards from its earliest days so they may be catalogued and stored in museums?

You bet, or so say a few folks who have launched such a project, the Museum Genomics Initiative, Nature News reports.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.