This Week in Nature

Three genome-wide association studies published in Nature's early online edition show that many common variants contribute to increased risk for developing schizophrenia -- not just large, rare structural variations. In total, says a BBC story, the scientists identified 30,000 variants, highlighting SNPs found on genes in the MHC on chromosome 6.

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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.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.