University of Nevada

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PositiveID said today that its subsidiary MicroFluidic Systems is partnering with the University of Nevada to complete development of PositiveID's biodosimetry cartridge for measuring radiation levels.

The University of Nevada’s School of Medicine will use a March of Dimes grant to study gene expression in a variant that could be used to develop a screening test for preterm birth.

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.