This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, investigators from Spain, Germany, and the US describe their search for key somatic mutations and clonal evolution patterns in mantle cell lymphoma. The team tracked down candidate mutations through whole-exome sequencing experiments on matched tumor-normal samples from 29 individuals with MCL and on half a dozen cell lines, along with whole-genome sequencing on samples from four MCL cases.

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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.