Getting in the Way

A new treatment for HIV could lead to a cure for the disease, reports Scientific American's Bob Roehr. Finding ways to block HIV has been an ongoing process, and the pieces of the puzzle have been slowly uncovered over the years. First, researchers came to understand that HIV enters a cell by using a CD4 receptor molecule and then attaching to the CCR5 co-receptor.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.