This Week in Cell

In a Cell paper published online in advance, an international team led by investigators at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory present what it calls interactome capture — "a systematic, unbiased, and comprehensive approach … to define the mRNA interactome of proliferating human HeLa cells." The EMBL-led team used interactome capture to identify 860 proteins that qualify as RNA-binding proteins by biochemical and statistical criteria.

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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.