By Bernadette Toner and Turna Ray
SAN FRANCISCO — A Novartis official said yesterday that the company has identified a genetic marker that it plans to market as a companion diagnostic for a COX-2 inhibitor that was previously withdrawn from several non-US markets due to liver toxicity issues.
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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.