Catherine Linnen: What Underlies Diversity
Assistant professor, University of Kentucky
Recommended by Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University

Linnen.JPGWhen she was little, Catherine Linnen liked picking up whatever bugs or lizards she could find outside. And so it was only natural that she grew up to study the diversity of the natural world.

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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.