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In Cancer Research this week, researchers from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium report on the associations between ovarian cancer risk and inflammation-related gene variants. The team genotyped SNPs in a large panel of inflammatory genes in 903 ovarian cancer cases and 1,037 controls. They found an association between cancer risk and "SNPs rs17561 and rs4848300 in the interleukin gene IL1A," which varied by histological subtype.

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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.