This Week in Science

In this week's online early edition of Science, a team from the University of Cambridge reports on its identification of a genetic mutation that predisposes people to respiratory infections. Using exome sequencing, the researchers searched the DNA of 35 individuals with primary immunodeficiency who experience recurrent airway infections and found a mutation in the gene PIK3CD shared by several unrelated patients.

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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.