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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genome of ancient Alaskan infant, and more.

An Emory University team has sequenced the genome of the sooty mangabey, comparing the DNA to other primates including humans to further research in AIDS resistance

The clinic, a partnership of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation hopes to improve STD treatment and control.

After putting off his doctoral studies to find rock-and-roll fame, the Offpring's Dexter Holland graduated this week with a Ph.D. in molecular biology from USC.

The agency is seeking grant applications for projects using genomics to study HIV/AIDS drug responses and comorbidities.

The method simplifies previous techniques, and preliminary testing using a microfluidic device indicates it could ultimately be used in low-resource settings.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: reason for partial HIV vaccine protection, and more.

The fully automated self-confirming assay will simultaneously detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA in a single specimen.

Shipping of the assay, Cepheid's eighth product release in 2014, is anticipated to begin in February 2015.

Two new studies demonstrate improved methods using droplet digital PCR to detect very low viral loads in HIV-positive patients, pushing the detection threshold lower than that of real-time PCR.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.