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Georg Casari, who co-founded Lion Bioscience in 1997 and before that worked in high-throughput sequencing at EMBL and the EBI, became vice president of informatics at Cellzome in Heidelberg.


Taylor Crouch resigned from his position as president and CEO of pharmacogenomics firm Variagenics. Joseph Mohr, former VP of marketing and business development, was appointed president and CBO, while CFO Richard Shea took on the role of COO.


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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.