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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, a team led by investigators at Harvard reports that the TRIM5 gene suppresses cross-species transmission of simian immunodeficiency viruses of sooty mangabeys "and selects for emergence of resistant variants." The team analyzed cross-species transmission of SIVsm in two groups of rhesus macaques and "found a significant effect of TRIM5 genotype on viral replication levels." In SIVsmE543-3-infected animals, the "TRIM5 genotype correlated with approx

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.