Many Manuscripts

More and more manuscripts are landing in the US National Institutes of Health's free, online repository, according to the Nature News Blog.

In 2008, NIH mandated that all peer-reviewed articles stemming from studies it funded had to be freely available to the public within a year of publication.

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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.