Two research groups, one from the University of Oxford and another from Harvard University, are developing single-cell sequencing-based tests designed to improve the success rates of in vitro fertilization procedures by screening embryos for chromosomal abnormalities before they are implanted.

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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.