NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Laboratory directors from more than 20 hospitals, academic health centers, and clinical laboratories are asking the Obama Administration not to allow the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate laboratory-developed tests.
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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.