Association for Genomic Medicine

In the effort to launch a new genomics certification program for doctors in personalized medicine, Topol recognized that doctors just need to be reminded why they got into medicine in the first place, and the intellectual challenge of genomic medicine itself can reignite that spark, he says.

The initiative, called the Association for Genomic Medicine, was created in January with a $600,000 grant from the Life Technologies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Life Technologies.

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.