NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics' shares were up as much as 15 percent in Wednesday trading after the company said that the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had increased the reimbursement rate for the sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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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.