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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Germany report that the TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion, which occurs in about half of all prostate cancer cases, is associated with certain prostate cancer biomarkers and TGF-beta signaling. The team studied large-scale gene expression profiles from 47 prostate tumors and 48 normal prostate tissue samples, and found that well-known prostate cancer biomarkers like CRISP3 were associated with gene fusion status.

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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.