Illumina’s sequencing technology was used by three research teams in China, the UK, and the US that each sequenced a human genome and published their results last week.
 
The three studies, which appeared in Nature last week, are the first published papers describing how Illumina’s Genome Analyzer platform was used to resequence a human genome at high depth. They also increase the number of peer-reviewed individual human genomes from two to five.  
 

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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.