NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) —The National Institute of Mental Health will fund seven or eight grants with a total of around $5 million to use genomic approaches to study schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the National Institutes of Health said last week.
 

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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.