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The researchers built a combination nucleic acid-antibody test for the disease using an approach they said could be generally useful for rapid test development.

The Associated Press reports that researchers are applying gene-editing approaches to HIV treatment.

The researchers noted that this is the first time CRISPR was used to mutate a restriction factor in order to confer innate antiviral function to human cells.

With WHO prequalification, global health organizations can consider the Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx for public-sector procurement in resource-limited countries.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genomic features of Leishmania donovani strains, population genetics of the parasitic nematode worm Thelazia callipaeda, and more.

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

University of California, Los Angeles, researchers investigate gene therapy as an HIV treatment, Gizmodo reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: HIV-1 genetic diversity in Bangalore; gene variants and noise-induced hearing loss; and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic variants associated with HIV infection risk, protein biomarkers of schistosomiasis, and more.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.