This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Computational Biology this week, Stanford's Atul Butte and his colleagues identify diagnostic serum protein biomarkers "indicating acute rejection across different types of transplanted solid organs," which they found by mining public repositories of microarray data. Butte et al. identified 45 genes upregulated in AR from pediatric renal, adult renal, and adult cardiac transplantation.

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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.