Immunotherapies are enabling some cancer patients to live beyond the time they were told they had left, the New York Times' Denise Grady writes. She cautions, though, that treatments don't work for everyone and can have side effects.
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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.