Ten Years Later ...

As 2010 winds to a close, MIT's Technology Review takes a look back at the 10th anniversary of the publication of the draft human genome and all the promise that came with it for explanations about biology and better understanding of (and treatments for) many diseases.

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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.