NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina said today that it will partner with Global Genomics Group (G3) to provide whole-genome sequencing for the Genetic Loci and the Burden of Atherosclerotic Lesions, or GLOBAL, clinical trial.

The study aims to identify novel biomarkers and pathways involved in cardiovascular disease to aid in diagnosis, drug development, and a better understanding of the disease.

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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.