Inequality in science funding has always been a problem, according to a 2006 article by The Scientist’s Alison McCook. At the time, McCook wrote that about one in five NIH extramural dollars went to 10 of the 3,000 institutions that receive grants. She added that only five US states got about half of all NIH funding, leaving the other 45 to split the rest.

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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.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.