This Week in Science

In this week's issue of Science, Elizabeth Finkel writes about 'phenomics' in this news story. Borrowing imaging techniques from medicine, phenomics is to plant biologists what high-throughput sequencing is to geneticists: it allows for detailed observations of the inner working of plants on a large scale. "Institutes worldwide are racing to build facilities with instrument arrays that can scan thousands of plants a day," she writes.

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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.