By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investors are suing China Medical Technologies alleging the firm engaged in actions that artificially inflated its stock in violation of US securities law.

The Beijing-based in vitro diagnostics firm has been hit with at least three class action lawsuits in the past two months, including two filed in the past week, in which plaintiffs accuse the company of making false and/or misleading statements, and withholding material and adverse information.

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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.