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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

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Through the NeuroGAP-Psychosis program, researchers hope to include more individuals of African ancestry in genetic research, as they write at WBUR.

Researchers analyzed more than 550 new and previously sequenced exomes for individuals from African rainforest hunter-gatherer and farming populations, searching for local adaptations.

The system has been evaluated by researchers studying cervical cancer prevention as well as other HPV-related cancers, with positive feedback so far.

Researchers used exome sequences on almost 550 canine transmissible venereal tumors to estimate their origin, global spread, and evolution.

In PLOS this week: reference bias effects in ancient genomics, tsetse fly genetic diversity, and more.

Researchers identified a new type 2 diabetes-associated site involving the ZRANB3 gene, which may have a role in regulating pancreatic beta cells.

The company will market Inivata's InVision liquid biopsy assays to insured and self-pay patients across the region.

In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii strains, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus uncovered in Sudan, and more.

In PNAS this week: characterization of an alternatively spliced autism-linked gene, horizontal gene transfer in soil bacteria, and more.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.