It's a scene out of "Mission: Impossible." The Wall Street Journal reports that thieves cut a hole in the roof of an Eli Lilly warehouse in Connecticut, disabled the alarm, climbed down ropes, and stole $75 million in antidepressants and antipsychotics. Police say the wooden crates full of prescription pills were loaded onto a tractor-trailer and driven away.

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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.