Another Approach

A report from the World Resources Institute says that Western countries' pursuit of biofuels may not be the best approach, the New York Times reports.

"I would say that many of the claims for biofuels have been dramatically exaggerated," Andrew Steer, the president of the nonpartisan environmental organization, tells the Times.

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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.