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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Earl Collier has resigned from his post as a director of Decode Genetics, the company said this week in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing, Decode said that the resignation was not due to any disagreements he had with the company about operations or policies.

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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.