People are becoming so much more comfortable talking about their genomes and tying personal genetics into their family trees these days that genetic genealogy could become the next "Facebook of science," Miguel Vilar writes for National Geographic.

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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.