This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Georgetown University and elsewhere describe a set of frequently mutated and/or copy number altered genes associated with poor breast cancer outcomes. The team profiled ductal carcinoma in situ samples and took advantage of genomic data on infiltrating ductal carcinoma cases from the Cancer Genome Atlas, looking at the prevalence of cases involving loss or low levels of SYK — a gene suspected of contributing to immunity and cancer risk.

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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.