This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports its use of gene co-expression network analysis to identify "differences in transcriptome organization between autistic and normal brain." Furthermore, using RNA-seq and a published genome-wide association study for autism, the team found evidence to support the involvement of the neuronal specific splicing factor A2BP1 and other known susceptibility g

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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.