Foundation Medicine said this week that is has inked a strategic collaboration with Sanofi for cancer biomarkers.

Under the agreement, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company will use its genomic sequencing and analysis expertise to identify genetic biomarkers and potential companion diagnostics for certain oncology drug candidates from Sanofi.

The partnership with Sanofi adds to four other collaborations Foundation has established with pharmaceutical firms, including Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Novartis, and Celgene.

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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.