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The Center of Excellence in Infection Genomics at UTSA will conduct functional genomics studies of a range of infectious pathogens and seek to develop drugs and vaccines.

The NIH funding will support labs and research cores performing proteomics, systems biology, computational biology, imaging, and other research projects and services.

The deal is the first revenue-generating license for any technology developed at UTSA, and is the first multi-institution license secured through a regional tech-management office created last year to negotiate deals for four UT institutions in south Texas.

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.