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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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.