Repositive

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

Participants in the round included both new and existing investors.

The resource will offer easy access to an inventory of vendors with patient-derived xenograph models as well as associated molecular data for oncology drug discovery projects.

Repositive's platform, which is currently in beta testing, will include information from Xpressomics' data repositories.

The company will use the funds to further develop software for sharing genomic data, and to initiate research collaborations.

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.