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The viral load of an HIV patient is used to determine the effectiveness of a treatment and the progression of the patient's disease, but the necessary equipment to monitor patients' viral loads is too expensive for developing countries. So researchers at Caltech developed a new microfluidic chip that makes it possible to measure viral load in the field quickly and cheaply, reports Technology Review's Courtney Humphries.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.