Not To Worry...

Blogger Michael White reminds everyone that Francis Crick began his postdoc at age 37. Crick then worked on using X-ray crystallography to examine ribonuclease and, as Horace Freeland Judson writes in The Eighth Day of Creation, it was dull, low-paying work that made Crick miserable. "The academic science career path is an exercise in endurance.

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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.