What would you do with a biocompatible substance that is a liquid at 4° Celsius and a solid gel at 37° Celsius?

That's the question tiny UK-based reagent maker BioStatus is asking its current customers and beta-testers about CyGel, the thermoreversible hydrogel it developed and is now attempting to sell to a variety of biomedical markets to identify "killer applications."

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.