Bertozzi for the Win

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that University of California, Berkeley, professor Carolyn Bertozzi has been awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize — which "honors an outstanding mid-career inventor who is dedicated to improving our world through technological invention and innovation," according to the Lemelson-MIT program press release — for her work in the field of biotechnology.

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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.