Royal Institute of Technology

This is part one of a two-part interview. Part two is available here.

In a proof-of-concept study published last week in PLoS One, the scientists applied their strategy to analyze a single exon in nearly 5,000 samples with 122 tags using the 454 GS FLX sequencing platform.

Researchers involved in the Human Protein Atlas project announced that they are halfway through creating a resource that will contain data on all known human proteins.

With the release, the Protein Atlas project is now halfway to its goal of characterizing 20,000 human proteins, which it expects to reach sometime in 2015, said program founder and director Mathias Uhlen.

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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.