Investigators at the National Institutes of Health and Boston University reported this week that they have prevented HIV infection in vitro by inactivating interleukin-2-inducible T-cell kinase, or ITK.
The Tec family tyrosine kinase regulates T-cell receptor-induced activation of PLCγ-1, Ca2+ mobilization and transcription factor activation, and actin rearrangement downstream of both T-cell receptors and chemokine receptors.  

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.