This Week in Nature

Researchers from Yale and Stanford argue the merits of recent work being done to annotate the non-coding regions of the human genome in Nature Reviews Genetics this week. Most of the genome consists of non-protein-coding DNA, the authors write, but recent progress has been made in annotating these regions through genome function experiments and comparative sequence analysis.

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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.