With new data linking genetics and patient response, who will step up to the plate with a diagnostic capable of guiding dosages for the commonly prescribed — and occasionally dangerous — blood thinner warfarin?

While variations in the CYP450 2C9 enzyme have long been correlated with warfarin response, 2C9-based tests for determining the proper dosage of the anticoagulant have not caught on. But new data linking another gene, VKORC1, to warfarin response has caught the interest of several diagnostic developers, as well as the FDA.

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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.