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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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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.