NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at the Wistar Institute have received a $1 million grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program to fund a partnership with the Christiana Care Health System and Temple University Health System to develop a diagnostic test to catch lung cancer in its early stages.

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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.