NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — According to the results of a Cancer Genome Project study run by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, more mutated genes drive cancer development than was previously thought.
 
The results of the study, which are published in the March issue of Nature, also show that each cell type carries many other ‘passenger’ mutations.
 

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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.