Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to help high school teachers blend biology and computer science in the classroom, according to the school.

"It is critical in this information age for high school biology teachers to integrate computational thinking and approaches into their teaching," WPI's Elizabeth Ryder says.

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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.

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