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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.

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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche today announced the launch of the Global Access Program for HIV viral load testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – University Hospital Case Medical Center today said it has reached a deal with Arup Laboratories to offer a sequencing-based HIV diagnostic test.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.