NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the Epi4K consortium and the Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project have identified mutations in nine genes linked to two childhood forms of epilepsy, they reported in an online, early Nature paper yesterday.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

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