NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lentiviruses, viruses related to HIV, may have found their way into primate genomes millions of years ago, according to new research that’s scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.