Over at Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur discusses the recent Lao paper from Current Biology that genotyped 2,514 people from 23 different European subpopulations. The researchers looked at 300,000 genetic markers and constructed a genetic map -- one that MacArthur says can nearly tell you your postcode.

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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.