UC Walkout?

Classes at the University of Californian system will be starting up soon, but ScienceInsider says that faculty from several campuses are planning a walkout for that day to protest the budget cuts and furloughs. Part of the system's cost-saving plan is furloughs for faculty and staff and, last month, the interim provost said that those furlough days may not be on teaching days. Some faculty members had planned to do so to show that the cuts affected the quality of education at UC.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

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.