If you're not in Hawaii just now, you can warm up vicariously with Cameron Neylon's running commentary on proceedings of the open science workshop at the PSB meeting. One of the themes of the session was "the need for persistent identity tokens to track people's contributions, and a need to re-think how citation works, and what citations are used for," Neylon writes.

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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.