This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team reports on a genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic study of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Sequencing the oyster's genome revealed a number of polymorphisms and repetitive sequences that allow the mollusks to survive environmental stresses.

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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.