Results from the Dead

Genetic research studies and related biorepositories are chockfull of DNA information that may not only help researchers understand a particular disease being studied like, for example, pancreatic cancer, they may also shed light on other as conditions the research participant may be at risk for.

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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.