This Week in PNAS

In the PNAS Early Edition this week, researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and their colleagues report "the relationship between genetic background and spatial patterns of gene expression across seven strains of mice," which they deduced via in situ hybridization to 49 mouse-brain genes that encode known drug targets.

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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.