By Turna Ray

This article was posted June 1.

In a request for public input on its plans to develop a voluntary registry for genetic tests, the National Institutes of Health has indicated that it anticipates including information on tests marketed directly to consumers.

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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.