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.