This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international team led by University of Oxford and University of Leuven researchers report on their analysis of sequences from HIV-1 group M, the strain of the virus that transferred from chimpanzees to humans. Their studies revealing that the virus emerged in humans the 1920s in Kinshasa in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. From there, the virus spread rapidly as Kinshasa was a commercial transportation hub connecting rural and urban regions.

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British Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners warn that a 'hard' Brexit could harm science across the UK, the Guardian reports.

Vox reports on inequities in genetic research and efforts to address them.

The New York Times reports that Arizona State University's Lawrence Krauss is retiring following allegations of sexual misconduct.

In PNAS this week: de novo NUS1 mutations linked to Parkinson's disease risk, candidate hepatocellular carcinoma drivers, and more.