SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Nigel Mouncey joined the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute in March as its new director, following the retirement of Eddy Rubin, who served as director for 14 years. Mouncey joins JGI with around 20 years of experience working in industry, most recently as the research and development director for bioengineering and bioprocessing at Dow AgroSciences.

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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.

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