This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, report the discovery of novel soil-dwelling bacteria with gene clusters that enable secondary metabolite biosynthesis, suggesting that the organisms may be a new source of molecules with biomedical potential.

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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.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.