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.
In PLOS this week: genomic features of Leishmania donovani strains, population genetics of the parasitic nematode worm Thelazia callipaeda, and more.
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.
In PLOS this week: HIV-1 genetic diversity in Bangalore; gene variants and noise-induced hearing loss; and more.
In PLOS this week: genetic variants associated with HIV infection risk, protein biomarkers of schistosomiasis, and more.
The sequencing-based panel runs on the firm's Sentosa workflow and detects genomic mutations in the HIV virus.
A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.
LiveScience reports that a novel mutation in the LPL gene was uncovered in three siblings with very high triglyceride levels.
The president of Nankai University is embroiled in a data manipulation scandal, the South China Morning Post reports.
In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.