Bioterror: A Boon for Biotech


If FY 2004 government spending plans pan out, there will be more than $2.5 billion available in US federal funding for biodefense research next year, $1.63 billion alone from the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases. The money isn’t earmarked for life sciences research labs, per se, but it’s hard to imagine a bioweapons detection technology or an infectious disease study that wouldn’t somehow incorporate the knowledge derived from the human genome sequence.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.