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Not Quite the Ice Cream Truck

Flag it down or walk on up. There is a mobile DNA testing truck driving around New York City, reports CBS New York. The truck mainly caters to people trying to ascertain a child's paternity, and the tests cost between $299 and $575, CBS adds. "They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk to us," Jared Rosenthal, the owner and operator of the Who's Your Daddy? truck, tells CBS. "Sometimes, because of the nature of the services, they want to be a little more discreet about it, but they do come or they'll call the number."

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.