National Institutes of Health grants are being trimmed about 1 percent, ScienceInsider notes. This reduction is due to the about 1 percent reduction in NIH's overall budget for 2011, as compared to 2010.
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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.