Mike the Mad Biologist says the concern over regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests has been "overblown," and that FDA is doing the right thing in seeking to regulate them.
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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.
Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.
By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.
In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.