In Nucleic Acids Research online, a team from Denmark and Hong Kong introduces a database designed to discern links between human disease features and small molecules found in plant-based food sources. The resource, dubbed NutriChem, was developed using a systems chemical biology approach that tapped into data from 21 million published abstracts involving plant-based foods, phytochemicals found in plants, and human disease phenotypes.

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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.