Sage Bionetworks’ Stephen Friend lists at Xcomony five technologies that he thinks “will be relegated to museum displays in the next five (OK, maybe 10) years.” That list includes genome-wide association studies, proteomics as an “end approach” to studying disease, and “hunter-gatherer approaches” in which researchers collect clinical and genomic data from a large group, such as the Framingham cohort, to analyze themselves.

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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.