A New One Steps In

On its blog, Navigenics has announced that its new president and CEO will be Jonathan Lord. Previously, Lord was the chief innovation officer at Humana in Louisville, and before that he was president of Boston's Health Dialog. Lord replaces Mari Baker, who headed to Playfirst, an entertainment and video game company, in March. Lord will start on the first of May.

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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.