To Stay on the Track

The choice for many female academic scientists comes down to this: a career or children, writes the University of Utah's Nicholas Wolfinger at The Atlantic. He and his colleagues surveyed researchers at the 10 University of California campuses, asking them what has made early-career scientists decide not to pursue their goal of being a professor at a major research university.

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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.