Flashy Variants

Researchers have uncovered genetic variants associated with whether or not a woman experiences hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports. Some 70 percent of women experience hot flashes and night sweats, it notes.

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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.