NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (GenomeWeb News) The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute announced plans today to sequence the soybean genome as the first in a series of microbial genomics projects to be coordinated with the US Department of Agriculture.

 

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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.