Clearer Risk

A new genetic risk test for breast cancer is being rolled out in the UK, the Guardian reports.

The test examines 18 SNPs that influence breast cancer disease risk, and it is to first be available to women with a family history of disease who are undergoing testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, it adds.

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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.

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.

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.