Incyte Genomics will acquire Proteome in a $77 million cash and equity deal as part of its plans to create the first fully annotated human proteome and beef up annotations on its genomic databases, Incyte CEO Roy Whitfield said.

“There isn’t anybody who can touch Proteome in terms of annotation,” Whitfield told BioInform. “First thing, Proteome will annotate all the unique full-length genes we have discovered through our relationship with Pfizer.”

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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.