dopa-responsive dystonia

Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center sequenced the genomes of the children of a Life Technologies employee who suffer from dystonia and found a mutation that pointed to a new treatment.

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.