23andMe plans to share some preliminary data from its exome sequencing pilot project at the American Society of Human Genetics conference this week.

In a blog post, 23andMe says it plans to present initial findings from its Exome 80x Pilot Program in a poster at the conference.

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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.