This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a multi-institute team of researchers reports the successful sequencing of the full genome of an ancient African, revealing new details about the origin of current African populations. By sequencing DNA obtained a bone from a skeleton of a man discovered in the Southern Ethiopian highlands who lived about 4,500 years ago, prior to a wave of Eurasian backflow into Africa.

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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.