NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory and Seoul National University will use a $7.5 million grant from the South Korean government to support a cancer genomics project aimed at developing new mouse models and a tumor repository, Jackson Lab said today.

The partners plan to use genome sequencing and develop mouse models that can serve as hosts to human tumors for screening cancer treatments.

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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.