BioRxiv, a freely available preprint server for papers in the biological sciences, is up and running. The server is hosted by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and according to a press release from the lab, bioRxiv is modeled after the popular physics preprint server arXiv at Cornell University.
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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.