Genos

NantOmics hopes to enhance its diagnostics platform with the addition of Genos' sequencing technology and expertise.

The company allows individuals to have their exomes sequenced from a saliva sample and share the data with researchers in exchange for compensation.

The exome-sequencing consumer genomics startup has added George Church and Dietrich Stephan to its advisory board, along with several others.

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.