Top Scans of 2013

The Daily Scan covered the biology field from around every conceivable aspect over the past year, including how government funding cuts and shutdowns hit research programs, global R&D trends, cutting-edge new technologies, and the bioethical quandaries raised by them, consumer genomics regulations, new genomes, new hominids and hominid sex, among many others.

But some stories piqued readers' interests more than others, and as an homage to the exciting year that was 2013, Daily Scan has assembled its most-read stories of the year.

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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.