This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, investigators at Finland's University of Helsinki and elsewhere report their identification of tumor-specific mutations in the mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12) gene in 10 of 18 uterine leiomyomas they studied using an exome sequencing approach. The team also reports its analysis of 207 additional tumors, of which 70 percent showed alterations in MED12.

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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.