This Week in Science

In news this week, London plans to build a $1 billion, 1,500-scientist biology lab in the center of the city. The collaboration between the government's Medical Research Council, two medical charities, the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and University College London would put a number of demands on the community, including shutting down the MRC's National Institute for Medical Research.

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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.