This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a group of Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry researchers describe a new high-resolution mass spectrometric method for identifying and quantifying secreted proteins, demonstrating it on proteins released from immune cells upon receptor ligation. The work "enables a systematic dissection of signaling pathways and the identification of proteins with transcriptionally independent or unexpected extracellular functions," the researchers write.

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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.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.