Over at the Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo posts the video of comedian Stephen Colbert's recent bit on microbes. The video includes topics like penicillin as well as microbes from Mars, and since it's Colbert, we're pretty sure it will make you laugh.

 

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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.