Busselton Health Study

The company presented a panel of 13 biomarkers for the disease at last month's Human Proteome Organization annual meeting and is looking for partners and funding to develop it as a commercial diagnostic.

The landmark study begun in Australia more than 40 years ago has entered the proteomics age, as work has begun to discover protein biomarkers predictive of the early onset of diabetes in people with obesity.

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.