MIT's Education Arcade is building a massively multiplayer online game to help students learn biology and math, according to a press release from the school. The group received $3 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will enable it to develop the game in conjunction with the Wisconsin-based software developer Filament Games.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

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.