This Week in PNAS

Researchers from Stanford and Yale Universities report on an approach that combines short and long read sequence data to produce a personal transcriptome with allele-specific resolution. Using Pacific Biosciences and Illumina sequencing technologies, the team sequenced transcripts from lymphoblastoid cell lines that had been generated with samples from three individuals in a parent-child trio.

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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.