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Using gene editing, researchers may be able to alter people's cells to make them resistant to HIV, the New York Times reports. A small study in the New England Journal of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania's Carl June and colleagues reports using zinc finger nucleases to target CCR5, which encodes a coreceptor for HIV entry.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.