This Week in PLoS

Writing in PLoS One, researchers in France report on their detection of the Staphylococcus aureus delta-toxin using whole-cell MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in a series of 168 clinical isolates and 23 unrelated glycopeptide-intermediate strains.

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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.