NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The plaintiff in a lawsuit that accused Sequenom of capping the price of its MaterniT21 Plus non-invasive prenatal test in order to drive up its adoption has dropped her case.

The plaintiff Bette Borenstein voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit earlier this week in US District Court for the Southern District of California five months after initiating the litigation. No reason was provided in court papers.

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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.