Suit Over a Marker

A biotech company is suing a prostate cancer researcher for making false claims concerning a disease biomarker, reports Science Insider. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Robert Getzenberg, then at University of Pittsburgh and now at Johns Hopkins University, he found a biomarker, EPCA-2, for human prostate cancer that he and the University of Pittsburgh patented it.

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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.