Over at TWiT TV, Marc Pelletier hosts the first of a two-part discussion with Harvard's George Church. The podcast runs about an hour and focuses on "extreme biotech," as the website describes. Normally we'd scoff, but GTO knows from experience that any conversation with George is enough to make the mind race.

 

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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.