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After pharmacogenetic analysis in a Phase II melanoma study for tremelimumab failed to yield any clinically meaningful gene-response markers, Pfizer inked a codevelopment deal with Debiopharm handing over Phase III development of the drug with a protein marker linked to response. But commercialization rights still belong to Pfizer.

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.