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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Colorado discuss the protocol for the CHOICE study, that aims to determine what effect low-fat and low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets have on biomarkers of long-term survival in breast cancer patients. Weight loss in overweight or obese patients is associated with improved prognosis for long-term survival, but it is not clear if there is a difference between weight-loss plans that could affect a patient's biomarkers, the team writes.

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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.

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