Terry has a post at Bitesize Bio that has to be one of the funnier things we've seen in a while. Terry's plan: classify scientists in their own family (Academiae, that is) based on their behavior and ulterior motives. For instance, Scienticus narcisster is described as "a hard worker [that] aims mainly to see its name in publications as frequently as possible."

 

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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.