NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute wants to fuel the development of new informatics tools for use in cancer research and has released several new funding opportunities to support projects involving early-stage and more advanced development efforts, the institute said on Friday.

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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.

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