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The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared sequencing-based cystic fibrosis assays, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The tests, from Illumina, include the company's MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis 139-Variant Assay, which examines specific spots of the CFTR gene, and its Illumina MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Sequencing Assay, which sequences the CFTR gene and compares it to a reference, according to an FDA press release

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.