University of Pennsylvania scientists have shown that by deleting the gene encoding for CCR5, an HIV co-receptor that sits on the surface of T-cells, they made mice resistant to HIV infection. Their work, published in Nature Biotechnology this week, uses a zinc finger nuclease, which may offer hope for infected patients.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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