NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a sort of test case for personalized medicine, a team of clinicians and researchers used whole-genome sequencing to uncover variants possibly linked to a patient's obsessive-compulsive disorder. But, as Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Gholson Lyon and his colleagues reported in the journal PeerJ yesterday, knowing those variants did not change that patient's treatment for OCD.

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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.