NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agendia said today it has raised $65 million in a private round of equity financing.

The funds will be used to further expand the company's Symphony suite of breast cancer tests and the continued development of "our personalized medicine pipeline," Agendia CEO David Macdonald said in a statement. The company recently launched its Symphony suite in a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded format, and will soon launch its ColoPrint recurrence test for stage II colon cancer prognosis and prediction, he added.

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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.