In The Guardian, Latoya Peterson says there is a persistent lack of women in scientific and technological careers – a "gender-based stagnation that flies in the face of workforce trends," she says. So what's causing women to shy away from careers in the sciences? Peterson says there are many factors that contribute to this lack. A steep learning curve and unforgiving schedules that make it hard for women with families to really get a career going, she says.

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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.