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A University of York team used transcriptome sequencing and pedigree studies to create a genetic map for Artemisia annua, a plant that contains a compound used to help treat some forms of malaria.
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.