NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With a string of deals, including its most recent with healthcare software developer Allscripts, NantHealth is aiming to make precision oncology a reality in the near future.

Earlier this week, Allscripts said that it had invested $200 million in NantHealth for a 10 percent stake. For NantHealth, the Allscripts deal provides the firm a chance to show Wall Street that it can link diverse technologies and data sources to bring precision medicine to a large swath of the US population.

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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.