PGP

The collaboration aims to correlate extremely high performance scores on Lumos' memory tests with genetic variations.

The PGP team used Complete Genomics' Long-Fragment Read technology to analyze the set of samples.

Veritas and the PGP share many of the same leaders, including Veritas Co-founder George Church, CSO Preston Estep, and CMO Joseph Thakuria.

Michael Smith, a Personal Genome Project Canada participant, writes at MedPage Today that his genome doesn't harbor anything to lose sleep over.

In a newsletter published last week, PGP organizers said they have now started to enroll participants for the PGP-100. Enrollment for the next phase of the project, PGP-1000, is expected to start later this year.

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.