A GWAS for male-pattern baldness found two stretches of the genome linked with the condition, reports the BBC. One in seven men has both genetic variants, according to the study published recently in Nature Genetics. One region is the androgen receptor gene and another is on chromosome 20.
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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.