Hisashi Moriguchi said last year that he had treated, and in at least one case cured, heart failure patients using induced pluripotent stem cells. Not only was that untrue, but Nature also found that Moriguchi plagiarized much of his work as well as lied about his training and research affiliations. He was fired by the University of Tokyo.

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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.