It All Adds Up

Sandra Porter says accessing scientific papers from several journals can be costly. At her Discovering Biology in a Digital World blog, Porter outlines personal subscription and individual article access costs for multiple journals, finding that prices vary widely among them. In comments to this post, David Robert Grimes says that because science journals don't provide the content of proofing, their per-article prices are especially difficult to swallow.

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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.