Retraction rates for scientific journal articles are up ten-fold, according to the UK's Times Higher Education. An analysis by Thomson Reuters for Times looked at the number of peer-reviewed articles published each year since 1990 and the number of retractions and found that while the number of articles has doubled, the number of retractions increased by 20 times.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.