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The MicroSEQ Listeria spp. kit is the fourth MicroSEQ food pathogen detection kit sold by Life Tech's Applied Biosystems business to receive AOAC certification.

Life Tech said that validation of its Applied Biosystems MicroSEQ Salmonella spp. detection kit is expected to help ensure food safety through more effective monitoring of food supply for Salmonella contamination.

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.