NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health will provide around $6 million and up to $24 million over four years to support researchers seeking biomarkers that could be used in predicting patient response to depression drugs.

The Biosignature Discovery for Personalized Treatment in Depression grant program will fund one or more projects that aim to identify a personalized treatment algorithm which will be tested in a future clinical trial, and will support a sample resource from depression patients.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.