This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Pennsylvania report on an analytical technique known as "mixed modeling of meta-analysis p-values," or MixMAP. The statistical method is designed to unearth associations at the locus level from existing data from genome-wide association studies, they say, by taking into account both SNP-level associations and genome structure.

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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.