The Earth BioGenome Project wants to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth — about 1.5 million species — from the commonly known animals to the more obscure plants, NBC News reports. The plan began to gain traction at the BioGenomics2017 meeting.
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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.