This story originally ran on April 26.

Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has won a four-year, $30.7 million contract from the US Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency to build a prototype of a proteomics-based health monitoring chip.

The project aims to package immunosignaturing technology developed in the lab of Stephen Johnston, director of the institute's Center for Innovations in Medicine, into devices that can be used in the field for monitoring subjects' health and early detection of pathogen infection.

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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.

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