This Week in PLOS

Researchers from Simon Fraser University, the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and elsewhere used genotyping and functional comparisons to look at the evolution and persistence of HIV sequences that impact the virus' interaction with human leukocyte antigens (HLA) in infected human hosts over time — work they report in PLOS Genetics.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.