This Week in Cell

University of Massachusetts researcher Albertha Walhout and colleagues describe diet-related gene expression networks delineated multiple genetic screening methods. The group used a mutagenesis screen, RNA interference, and other approaches to track down a gene network involved in dietary response when Caenorhabditis elegans worms munch on Comamonas bacteria rather than their standard Escherichia coli fare.

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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.