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While more high school students in the US are taking science and math classes, a new report from the US Department of Education says that scores on assessment tests have stayed about the same, reports the Associated Press. According to the Condition of Education report, the percentage of high school graduates who took math and science classes increased between 1990 and 2009.

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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.