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French immunologist Jean Dausset died earlier this month at the age of 92. In 1958, he discovered the human leukocyte antigen, HLA, and shared the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1980 with George Snell and Baruj Benacerraf. In 1984, Dausset founded the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain, today called the Foundation Jean Dausset-CEPH, which helped create a genetic and physical map of the human genome.

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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.