This article has been updated with additional information from GenapSys.

Armed with almost $4 million in grant funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute this year, GenapSys continues to develop a low-cost electronic DNA sequencer that it believes will have advantages in cost, speed, and data quality over existing platforms.

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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.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.