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The company's new laboratory will allow it to meet growing demand for its EnrichmentPCR test for Bartonella spp.

Using bioinformatics, an American research team has found that more than a dozen species of Rickettsia bacteria — both pathogenic and non-pathogenic — share a conserved type IV secretion system.

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.