This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, researchers across Brazil report sequencing the genome of an Herbaspirillum seropedicae strain, a diazotrophic endophyte "capable of colonizing intercellular spaces of grasses such as rice and sugar cane." Through the Paraná State Genome Programme, the team sequenced the 5,513,887 basepair genome of H.

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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.