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The drug evolocumab can lower cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke risk by some 20 percent in patients already taking statins, but that's not as much as people had hoped, Nature News reports.

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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.