When ARS Technica writer Cyrus Fairvar decided to dive into his own genome to dig up hints about his risks for diseases – by ordering up SNP testing from two DTC companies – he found companies were willing to offer him risk assessments, but he also found those results were "complicated."

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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.