BIOTEC

The partners will work to identify bioactive metabolites from microbes native to Thailand that could work as fungicides to protect economically important crops.

Thailand's BIOTEC microarray lab has made progress since its inception two years ago, focusing on projects related to pathogen testing and agricultural research, but running an array lab in a developing country has its share of obstacles.

Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, microarray lab director at Thailand's National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, spoke to BioArray News about the use of antibody arrays in food testing.

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.