Marina Biotech said this week that it has signed an agreement giving DNA oligo drug firm ProNai Therapeutics the exclusive rights to its Smarticle delivery technology for DNA-based drug development.

Under the terms of the deal, Marina could receive up to $14 million for each gene target selected by ProNai, as well as royalties on product sales.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

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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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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.