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The Collaborative African Genomics Network recently finished its second year of grant funding, hitting many of its milestones, and is already digging into the work for their third year.
The test, part of a planned menu expansion, runs on the integrated, automated Roche Cobas 6800 and 8800 platforms.
The funding will support research into epigenomic or ncRNA regulatory mechanisms in HIV/AIDS infection in the context of substance abuse and addiction.
The UCSF-based Blood Systems Research Institute will conduct research using RainDance's digital PCR platforms as part of a new $20 million amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research.
In PNAS this week: common variants that influence viral load in HIV patients, tumor evolution patterns, and more.
The scientists were able to edit CCR5, the receptor used by HIV to enter cells, without killing the stem cells.
Through a genome-wide association study, an international team of researchers has linked polymorphisms of large effect to host contribution to HIV viral load variation.
The method simplifies previous techniques, and preliminary testing using a microfluidic device indicates it could ultimately be used in low-resource settings.
The scientists fused Cas9 to zinc finger proteins to reduce off-target activity, essentially replacing the other nucleases that had been used with zinc fingers.
Following a beta evaluation of the system, a virology lab in Sheffield, UK, ran a workflow assessment and found improvements with the system.
A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.
Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.
The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.
In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.