In the coming year, some scientists somewhere are going to sequence the genome of some million-year-old creature, the oldest to date, predicts New Scientist.

The magazine expects the sequencing of a million-year-old genome — what ancient animal turns out to be the lucky customer is unknown — will be one of the "10 ideas that will matter next year." In fact, this prediction notches at the top of the magazine's speculative list.

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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.

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.

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.