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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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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.